It’s time to put my sourdough starter, Tituba, away for the summer. She performs pretty well in the summer months, but I don’t. There’s just too many other things to do. We made many loaves of bread together, but it’s time for her to sleep.
I dry her out and store her in the refrigerator.
This is Tituba’s nice winter home. It stays on the counter all winter long.
Just lay down a little cellophane, pour a thin layer of starter on top and wait. In about three days it’s flint hard dry. Crumble it into tiny bits and put her into her summer home.
It may not look like much, but mummified Tituba is very happy here. Into the refrigerator she goes. See you next fall.