Can Sourdough Starter be Stored in the Fridge?

Can Sourdough Starter be Stored in the Fridge?

Yes, you can refrigerate sourdough. Cooling it in the fridge slows the fermentation process, which is beneficial if you need to store your sourdough starter or dough for a longer time without frequent feeding. The fermentation rate decreases significantly in the fridge, reducing the need for regular feedings. However, be aware that cold temperatures can slightly weaken the gluten structure, potentially impacting the texture of the final bread if refrigerated for too long. If you plan to use your sourdough within a week, storing it in the fridge is perfectly acceptable. Just remember to let it return to room temperature and feed it before incorporating it into your recipes.

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