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How to Reactivate Dehydrated Sourdough Starter

Natasha Krajnc

Weigh the Dry Starter It’s best to start with a small amount. You can start with 10g, if you’re using dehydrated starter chips, then crush them into a fine powder before using them.

Rehydrate Sourdough Starter

Place the dried starter in a glass jar with a lid. Then use equal parts warm water and flour (15g). Cover the jar and let it rest on the kitchen counter for 3-4 hours.

You should notice a few tiny bubbles appear on the surface. The purpose of rehydrating sourdough starter is to encourage yeast activity.

Feeding 1 Now it’s time to feed the starter for baking sourdough bread. Start with 30g of whole wheat flour, or all purpose flour, and 30g of water. Make sure you’re using chlorinated water, or bottled water.

Then cover and let the starter rest in a warm spot for 12-14 hours or overnight. You should be able to see some activity in the dehydrated starter, meaning that it’s on its way to recovery.

Bread bun

Natasha Krajnc

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