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    Default Sourdough starter and holidays.

    I fancy making a sourdough starter.
    I understand the basic technique.
    But what happens when you go on holiday.
    In my case the starter would have to stay unattended in a fridge for approx 7 days.
    Would that be OK?
    Advise please.
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    You can freeze it as well. I think if you feed it and put in fridge should be fine as well.Just in case you could spare some in jar and freeze it so if the one in fridge didnt do well you would have back up.

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    OK thanks.
    I am still persuing baking I nice light baguette.
    As I have mention in other posts the kids used to call it bullet bread!
    So a starter should be a good start, oh was that a pun, I think they are banned.
    Also I have seen a technique called strech and fold, I think that might add more air into the bread.
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    Have you seen this old thread, Jimmy?

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ead_62813.html
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    Jimmy I often only feed my sourdough once a week it doesn't seem to do it any harm, as you can see from the link Mothhawk posted my starter is now 7 years old. I usually bake using it once a week but use my excess for oatcakes, pikelets or just add some to scones.
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    Keeping it unfed in the fridge for a week should be fine. Mine lived.

    I succeeded in making sourdough starter but baking with it constantly failed. The bread turned out heavy and the sour tang was always too much, no matter how I tried. And I tried many, many times. Finally gave up though, sorry to say.

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    We have a ferment for normal loaves that we have in the fridge. Had sourdough starter for a while and just about perfected making a decent sourdough loaf. Takes ages though so just went back to making normal bread. As other say you can put a ferment in the fridge or even freeze if you are going away.

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    Thanks for the replies and link.
    Shall try making one.
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