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How To Dry Your Sourdough Starter To Use Later

If you need to take a break from your sourdough starter but don’t want to completely lose it, you can actually dry some of it to be restarted later! This is perfect for when you might be going on vacation, or know that you have some very busy times ahead of you in life.

If you’ve ever tried sourdough you know that the starter has to be fed regularly or else it will starve. It almost becomes like a little “pet” in the kitchen! I’m a big fan of sourdough but sometimes I can’t give the starter the care and attention it needs.

If you need to take a break from your sourdough starter but don't want to completely lose it, you can actually dry some of it for later!

How To Dry Sourdough Starter

Give your sourdough a good feeding and use it start making some bread. Pull off some of the dough and shape it into small balls. Dry your dough balls in the sun or in a dehydrator, but make sure to keep the temperature under 120 degrees!

After each of the balls are completely dry, grind them into a powder. You can now store the dried sourdough in a glass jar in the fridge. If you happen to have any of those little oxygen things you can add one in too.

When you’re ready to take on caring for your sourdough starter again it’ll a need a little jump start. Feed it a tablespoon of water and some flour and honey. Keep it in a warm area for about 2-3 days. At this point you should be able to treat it just as you would normal sourdough starter.

And that’s it! It’s super easy. This is also a good way to have a back up just in case.

There are tons of delicious sourdough items you can make, but the classic is bread. Click here to check out my super easy sourdough bread recipe!

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