This recipe produces an extremely light, air pocket-riddled loaf, wonderful for dunking in soup or splitting lengthwise, to make a sandwich. The bread begins with an overnight biga (starter), which improves both this simple loaf’s texture, and its taste.. The use of a biga will also increase the loaf’s shelf life. I found this recipe on King Arthur Flour's site while researching baking with poolish and biga (starters). Time includes prefermentation and rise. NOTE: I experimented and baked one loaf (the one on the right in photo) as directed and the other (loaf on the left) I baked it covered in a Romanetopf Clay Pot. Flavor was very similar but definitely preferred the crust of the loaf that was baked in the clay pot.