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Killed my sourdough starter, need help

ibakebread's picture
ibakebread

Killed my sourdough starter, need help

Hi everyone

After 2.5 years of taking care of my sourdough starter, I accidentally left my starter in the oven and turned it on to bake some lasagne. Sadly I recognized after 30 min. My starter is cooked fully :(

So I was wondering if someone has a dried starter they can send me in an envelope? I live in California. 

Thanks

Nar

 

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

Depends where you are.

ibakebread's picture
ibakebread

I’m in California. 

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

I can't help. Too risky sending powdered substances through international mail.

idaveindy's picture
idaveindy

For a $1 donation and a self-addressed stamped envelope...  www.carlsfriends.net

It's not a "tangy" San Francisco type of starter, but it's vigorous.  It grows well, even in the fridge.  I feed it mostly whole wheat, and it seems to like it.

ibakebread's picture
ibakebread

Turn around time is 6 weeks. Thanks though. I’ll see if I can get it from someone sooner. 

SourdoughSA's picture
SourdoughSA

Hi Hi........so if you baked your culture in the oven......bake it till its totally dry......put it in a blender and make fine powder from it.......then if you bake any bread...just add 20% culture powder to the mix......it will taste amazing....

ibakebread's picture
ibakebread

Make sense of course. Hopefully someone in California is able to. 

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treeowl

I'm sorry. I hope you've learned the important lesson never to put your "mother" starter in the oven! I suggest you drop by a local bakery, restaurant, or pizzeria and ask for a bit of their starter; many will probably be happy to help. Or if there's a neighborhood mailing list, you can ask your neighbors. If all else fails, you can buy starter from King Arthur.

ibakebread's picture
ibakebread

Thank you for advise.