The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

WW sourdough starter

  • Pin It
PaddyL's picture
PaddyL

WW sourdough starter

I've had two sourdough starters growing on top of the fridge for over a week now, one grew from the other, original, white starter and is now whole wheat.  This latter one is ready to make bread, but as we've got 3 loaves in the freezer, and another one rising as I write this, can I just cover the ww starter and put it in the fridge till I need it?

MaryinHammondsport's picture
MaryinHammondsport

Feed it up real good, then refrigerate it, without delay. Don't send it to bed hungry!

I learned this just about 10 days ago. 

Mary 

PaddyL's picture
PaddyL

That's exactly what I wondered, whether or not to feed it before I sent it into the cold.

PaddyL's picture
PaddyL

When I looked at it last night, it had expanded so much, it was right at the top of the bowl, so I fed it, transferred it to another, larger container, and put it into the fridge along with its ww sister.  I've now got three active starters in the fridge, and two types of sourdough bread in the freezer, along with two left out for eating today and tomorrow.  And it's only been a month or so since I was inspired even to begin my sourdough journey by the people on this site!