Is a French term with Polish origins that means Preferment or starter. Perferment is a dough that is made with equal amounts of flour and water with a hydration of 100%, and a small amount of yeast, but usually no salt. A poolish imparts a sweet flavor and a chewy texture to the final dough. Due to the lower amount of yeast and the longer fermentation time, dough made with a poolish also offers improved digestibility.« Back to Glossary Index
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