This is a blog post I did years ago about drying and saving sourdough starter. I’ve kept the crumbled, dried starter in a bag in the freezer. Every time I get a good starter going, I’ll dry some and save it so I have the newest batch in the freezer.
Wednesday afternoon I poured some of the crumbled dried starter into a jar, added water and flour and gave it a good stir. Yesterday morning, I transferred it to a bowl, added more flour and water and placed it in a bowl.
By last night, it was alive and had bubbles. It will take a few feedings to get it ready to use. I miss being able to mess with bread dough so I’m going to get the starter going again and maybe we’ll have a bit of bread on weekends . . we’ll see. Maybe we won’t but I’m sure if we don’t want to eat it, I can find someone who will take a loaf of fresh, crusty sourdough bread every now and then.