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pulgas68's picture
pulgas68

Sourdough Bread Only

well, i finally get it right and i'm moving to my mother in laws house - they don't have a oven so i have to do something with my starter. i've been keeping it alive for months now. i got to find a home for it.

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Ainela's picture
Ainela

get you a small counter top oven,

pulgas68's picture
pulgas68

didn't get that one but i think i'll need the time off to soak it all in and then i'll be able to get a better handle on it. i wish i could keep that starter, though

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SourdoLady

You CAN save your starter! Feed it and wait until it is actively bubbling and then spread a few spoonfuls out VERY thin on a sheet of waxed paper. Let it sit overnight or until thorougly dried. When it is dry it will peel off the paper and you can place it into a plastic bag or a small container that closes snugly. Keep it in the refrigerator and it will be good for months. If it is going to be a long time before you will be using it again you can take it out every 3 months or so and reactivate it by dissolving it in water and adding flour. Let it get good and bubbly again and then dry a fresh batch. Some starters will live a very long time in the dried state.