Well, it looks like I have truly lost it....my mind and my sourdough starter! This is the starter from Carl's Friends that I have maintained for over two years. I planned to set it out and feed it this afternoon and I can't find it in the fridge or freezer.
I dried some of this starter some time ago and have put half an ounce in a bowl with 3/4 cup warm water as directed when you order some starter from this group. I'm letting it sit to dissolve, but it's not dissolving completely. There are some little hard bits in the bottom of the bowl that I can feel with my fingers.
Should I just leave it alone to dissolve some more then stir in the 3/4 cup flour as per the directions? Or will the hard bits dissolve over the next 48 hours as it sits out to begin to grow?
I'm really sick about this and hope my own dried starter can be revived. Good thing I hadn't planned on sourdough bread for Chritmas gifts.
Teresa - who feels really stupid about now