How to Freeze Sourdough Starter


Sourdough starter is a fascinating culinary creature. As the yeast eats the sugars in the dough and the dough ferments, flavors are enlivened and deepened and the dough grows and rises. This creates a flavorful, aromatic and soft loaf of bread. Sourdough starter is also a reflection of the local climate and fauna culture. If you have created a sourdough starter, you won't want to let any go to waste. Instead of throwing any away or spending unending hours in the kitchen, baking loaves, freeze some or all of your starter until you are ready to bake more.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cup
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic container
  • Permanent marker
  • Lay out two layers of plastic on a counter.

  • Set the plastic layers in the plastic container, covering the bottom and sides of the container with plastic wrap.

  • Scoop sourdough starter, with the measuring cup, into the plastic container.

  • Pull the sides of the plastic wrap over the top of the sourdough starter and cover the starter completely.

  • Place the lid onto the plastic container.

  • Label the container with the ingredients and date, using the permanent marker.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sourdough starter will freeze well for months.

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