The quasi-starter has now gone, and I've managed to find unbleached flour (yipppeee!) so I've started to follow the instructions on making my own starter. However, I now have a problem:
Refreshments today (day 2) and days 3-6 are achievable, but I'm being sent on a work course for the next two days (which would be days 7 & 8) and I'd be back sometime next saturday (day 9). I'm not trusting anyone with my new pet while I'm away, and I can't really take the starter with me in a little jar and nurse it to health in my hotel room, so what do I do?
Is it okay to leave it in the fridge on the evening of day 6 and then restart when I get back?