Can I leave an autolyse unrefrigerated overnight?
The last time I did a long autolyse I refrigerated it overnight. Trouble is one should bring it back to room temperature before adding the starter. Can I keep the autolyse at room temperature for 12 hours?
I have used all the water, from the recipe, plus an equal amount of flour. Tomorrow morning I plan to add the starter, which I've fed already, and rest of the flour. Then another autolyse of about 40min before kneading in the salt and proceeding onto the stretch and folds.