So, as many people in lockdown I wanted to bake a sourdough bread. I received a starter from a friend that I keep in my fridge. I took the starter out of the fridge, fed it, and mixed the flour and water for it to autolyse. However, my starter barely raised. I assume due to it being in the fridge for quite a while. So, after about six hours, I took a half of it away and fed it again.
My question is if it is OK to leave the mix to autolyse for a long time, maybe even over night, until the starter is properly ready?
Also if you have any other tips I am missing they would be greatly appreciated.