I want to use Rose’s brioche recipe from The Bread Bible, but I have a question on timing. Specifically, step 1 says “One day or up to 2 days ahead, make the dough”, but step 1 covers making the sponge. Do I make the sponge and let it set for 1-2 days, or do I just start all the steps, and have the majority of the resting time take place in step 6?
In other words, do I perform step 1 and then wait, or do I perform step 2 and immediately proceed to step 2?
I need an answer as soon as someone can get it for me. I’ve got another recipe for brioche, but I’d live to try this one. I need to start a test batch as soon as I can, though, so I can get one trial run in before Christmas.