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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Drying your sourdough starter

Now that you've got your starter going, it's time to start thinking about preserving it. This is really so simple. Remember to do this as soon as as your stater is happily & healthily going!

Line a cookie sheet or plate with wax paper. Pour or spoon some some of your starter (about 1/4 cup) onto the wax paper. Remember not to use metal utensils!!! Spread it thin. Place it somewhere out of the way. Warm (not hot) is best. Allow to dry for a few days. This can take 2 days to a week, depending on your house temperature & humidity. Once your starter is completely dried, you can peel/scrape the dried starter into a jar. Seal tightly. Some people like to store their starter in the freezer, but as long as it's fully dried, you can store it in a dark cool place.

Tomorrow I'll get the first couple of recipes up for you & next week a how-to on revamping your dried starter!


Kim said...

A neighbor friend of ours gave us a dried starter a few years ago. I didn't know what to do with it, so it disappeared. I'm anxious to give this a try!

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

I'll get to the part soon (as part of the series) on how to revive a dried starter!

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