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Emerald

Poolish

I am a beginner....! Thursday night I made a poolish so I could bake my first bread on Friday, leaving it out overnight. It turns out I cannot bake the bread until today (Saturday)...so I put the poolish in the refrigerator. It doesn't look the same anymore and is watery underneath the surface. Should I start over again, or can this be used. Sorry for the novice request! But I have my my shirtsleeves rolled up and ready to rock!

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Ford

Stir it and continue. Unless it has become moldy, it will be ok.

Ford

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Emerald

THANK YOU!!!

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mkelly27

Use the poolish and pay attention to the taste it imparts in your bread.  You'll be pleasantly surprised.