How to Dry Sourdough Starter to Last Forever

Learn how to dry your sourdough starter to keep indefinitely!

Why Dry Sourdough Starter?

•Simple process •Can last indefinitely •Easy to rehydrate and reactivate •Best option for traveling, flying, mailing, and shipping. •To keep backup starter.

How to Dry Sourdough Starter

1. Spread active sourdough starter thinly on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

How to Dry Sourdough Starter

2. Allow the starter to dry for 12-48 hours depending on humidity, temperature, and how thin it spread.

How to Dry Sourdough Starter

3. Break apart the starter into small flakes or pulverize into a dust for long-term storage.

How to Store Dried Sourdough Starter

Keep the dried starter in an airtight container in the pantry indefinitely.

How to Reactivate Dried Sourdough Starter

Place the starter flakes into a food processor or spice grinder. Pulse until you have small pieces or a dust of starter.

How to Reactivate

Then, mix the dried starter with equal parts flour and water in a jar. If it doubles in size, then it's ready! If not, feed the starter again. Can take up to a week to reactivate.

Learn more!

Read the full guide by clicking the link below! The guide includes detailed instructions, photos, and where to purchase dried starter.