I already posted this message on a separate forum, but I realized it may not be seen, so my apologies beforehand if this is the second time anyone sees it.
In the Bread Bible, I am puzzled by the Challah recipe. On page 521 of the Bread Bible, under “Ultimate Flavor Variation,” it says to place the sponge in the fridge to allow it to ferment after sitting at room temperature for one hour. As part of Step 2, it says to sprinkle the flour, yeast, and salt in the “flour mixture” portion of the recipe, and sprinkle that mixture on top. Should I blanket the flour mixture on top of the sponge prior to putting it in the fridge? I am hoping the answer is yes because I’ve already done so! I hope this isn’t too silly of a question, but this is my first real jab at bread making!
Thank you in advance for any tips offered!