HOW-TO REACTIVATE YOUR
DRY-ACTIVE SOURDOUGH STARTER
YOUR STARTER WILL COME IN A FULLY COMPOSTABLE BAG!
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Welcome home your new sourdough starter baby! Feed it and maintain it well and it will last you a lifetime! Believe it or not, sourdough starter is a living thing and it's pretty dang hard to kill, so just try not to completely forget about it and you should have little to no issues!
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NOTE: Your dry-active sourdough starter can last at room temp in the pantry for 6+ months and well over a year if stored in the freezer, so get started whenever you are ready!
Sourdough starter is naturally mold resistant but I recommend to ALWAYS use clean utensils, bowls and mason jars when feeding your stash.
You will want to try to feed it the best flour possible, so buying or ordering your flour before reactivating your starter is setting yourself up for success. I highly recommend Central Milling Flour, I use their Artisan Bakers Craft Plus Bread Flour for all my baking needs and it is the best. They also have a wide array of other flours too! I do not recommended to ever use an all purpose flour to feed your starter or to bake sourdough with, it just doesn't perform well.
STEP 1: Name your new starter baby, *super important*, call us superstitious but it's been said to be good luck to name your starter! Mine is "Mother Doughresa" and now that shes been the mother to literally hundred of starters across the country, her name is even more fitting, right?
STEP 2: Add the full tablespoon of dried starter into clean mason jar or bowl, then add 1/4 cup (30 gram) flour and 1/4 cup (60 grams) of water into glass jar.
STEP 3: Mix well with a spoon or fork. The water should barely over the chips. It will be lumpy and that's totally normal. Cover with loose fitting lid and let rest for 4-6 hours at ROOM TEMP.
STEP 4: After 4-6 hours, add another 1/4 cup (30 grams) flour and 1/4 cup (60 grams) water into your glass jar or bowl. Mix well with spoon or fork. Cover with loose fitting lid and let rest at ROOM TEMP for another 6 hours or until right before you go to bed.
STEP 5: Right before heading to bed, add 1/2 cup (60 grams) of flour and 1/4 cup (60 grams) of water. Mix well with spoon or fork and let rest overnight at ROOM TEMP.
STEP 6: The next morning, remove about half your starter to feed again and use the other half for bread or a discard recipe. Repeat the first feeding instructions by adding 1/4 cup (30 grams) flour and 1/4 cup (60 grams) water, feeding your starter every 6 hours until it becomes super active and bubbly again,
STEP 7: Once bubbly, store in clean jar with loose fitting lid in your refrigerator and feed every so often (3- 8 weeks) to keep it healthy and alive.
Now ENJOY your own homemade sourdough goodies and check our ALL THINGS SOURDOUGH section for all our recipes or simply click images down below! For info on how to care/maintain your starter after its reactiavted,
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