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Cooking Level: Beginning

Living In: Brookeville, Maryland, USA
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I started a sourdough bread but am getting too tired to sit around waiting for it to rise, pound it down, rise again and then bake. Can I stick it in the fridge overnight and pick up where I left off tomorrow? Will it rise again?

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Last updated: May 11, 2013 2:44 pm
Posted: May 10, 2013 10:18 pm
Answered by: KitchenBarbarian
May 11, 2013 2:41 pm
Yes, it will the rise (slow it down) and enhance the flavor. Use a much larger container so it doesn't overflow and you may want to check it after an hour or so to punch it down. You don't have to pound it, just poke it and deflate. Consider the rise overnight in the fridge the first rise. The second rise will take a little longer because the dough will have to warm up some.
May 11, 2013 2:43 pm
OK, I think we're being a little too PC. The word they took out after "it will rise" above was r - e - t and then a - r - d. I don't know how you can talk about baking bread without ever using that word, LOL!
May 11, 2013 2:44 pm
Darn, that word goes after "it will". It will r - e - t - a - r - d the rise. I can't win today, LOL!
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