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How to Dehydrate Sourdough Starter

Dehydrated Sourdough is an excellent way to prepare your favorite sourdough starter for traveling, to mail to a friend, or preserve it during a big move.

6 Fast Rules For Making Bread

01 Use fresh ingredients - especially yeast

Yeast Package

02 Storage: dry is nice


It is also a good idea to keep ready-to-go batches on hand that are shelf-stable and  that don’t need to be fed.

It is simple to rehydrate and takes just 24-48  hours to dry even without a food dehydrator, and just a day to reactivate.

You'll need a batch of active sourdough, a spatula, baking sheet, and parchment paper or silicone mat.

Spread sourdough with a spatula as thin as you can. The lighter it is the quicker the starter will dry.

Check it after 24 hours. If the starter is still moist, flip it so it dries evenly. Crumble & store in a jar.

To reactivate, add water and let your sourdough sit as per the directions on our blog. Then get baking!

Want more sourdough recipes?

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Sourdough Biscuits