If you are visiting this page you have probably purchased one of our organic* dehydrated sourdough starters and are wondering what to do with it. While creating your very own sourdough starter from scratch isn’t difficult, many people find it challenging. Our sourdough starter is an easy way to kickstart your sourdough journey since it already has stable cultures of lactic acid bacteria and wild yeast in it.
*Our starter is made with organic flour & unchlorinated water.
Reactivating Your Sourdough Starter
Your starter arrives in a dormant state. We have carefully dried it so that it is ready to activate when you are ready to begin your journey into sourdough baking. The process of waking up your starter will require a few minutes of attention each day, for about 5 days. There is enough dehydrated starter in each of our packets to make two batches of activated starter. Store your unused dehydrated starter in a cool, dry, and dark place like a cabinet away from the stove, and it will keep for years!
When you are ready to start your sourdough journey gather your supplies and get started!
- *unbleached all purpose flour (use organic flour if you wish to maintain your starter as ‘organic’)
- *unchlorinated water
- a wide mouth, pint size mason jar or small container for the first 3 days
- a larger 1-2 liter container for your active sourdough to live in
- a spatula, spoon, or fork for mixing (I prefer to use a fork)
*Bleach and chlorine can kill the beneficial bacteria in your sourdough starter. If you have chlorinated tap water you may want to try filtered water from your fridge or bottled water (not distilled water.) Every time you feed your starter you will use unbleached flour and unchlorinated water.
This may seem tedious and overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it your will realize that keeping your sourdough fed and happy only takes a few minutes. The biggest thing to remember is that you need to feed your starter anytime you take some of it out and replacing with more flour and water. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us.