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This is a personal blog, written and edited by me. The information in my blog is provided for information and fun. I cannot guarantee that you will have the same results with the recipes (although if you get a scale for baking, you'll get much more consistent results).

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  2. I just started to make and bake sourdough bread and last night I forgot to put my loaves in the fridge which were resting on my counter. This morning I put them in their baskets and put in the fridge. Just want to know if they are still safe to bake and then eat. I started the bread making process around 11:00am and then put them in the fridge the next day at 8:00am. Thanks so much

    1. Once you bake it, it should be perfectly safe.

  3. My husband and I have never made bread. But we love Stirato bread, and has been our favorite of all times.
    Made this bread exactly per recipe except we used a baking steel instead of a stone.
    Oh my was this bread wonderful. Best EVER. Will make this forever. Thank you


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