Zombie starter wants to eat your grains

How to hibernate and resurrect your sourdough starter

Marc Johns understands how I feel about baking sourdough.

Relatedly, I sent my sourdough starter to sleep for a month
and then brought it back to life.**
Here’s proof (get it?):

Resurrected sourdough starter

Resurrected sourdough

He is risen again. (Okay, I’ll stop now.)

Anyway, it’s been a while between posts.
But never fear — The Darling Baker will bake (and share recipes) again.
Stay tuned!

*By “diluting” a spoonful of it in flour until it looked like a potato, then hiding it in the back of the refrigerator.
**By taking a small chunk of the stiff starter and mashing it into a bowl with 1 cup of flour (half rye, half plain bakers) and 1 cup of just-warm water, then letting it sit next to the oil heater for a few days, feeding it 1/2 a cup of flour and 1/2 a cup of water each morning.

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