How and where to store your sourdough starter

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With many years of experience of refreshing and storing our beloved Starter , mind you this one is about 5 years old as we managed to kill the one before, we came to love a few jars and glasses.

Recently we discovered Weck jars ( this is not an ad by the way).

So the large one on the photos is the one we use to make the Levain in.
We both really love it as the corners are rounded and is super easy to wash.
The lid is glass and you can use the metal clips if you prefer, but we don’t.

The small Weck jar we use if the other glasses are in use, or just fancy a change.
To be honest, our 6 years old daughter has her own starter and she uses it the most.

For our daily refreshments we use the small glasses.

They are actually desert glasses.

One is from Pots and co, little chocolate mouse deserts and the other one is from another chocolate treat from Costco.

So have a look around what you have in the house, but the best thing is to be a glass one and with round corners so can be cleaned easily.
We found the small jars of Nutella ideal also. (A good reason to buy some, hey).

We advice always to clean the sides after you stirred the starter as it will dry out and you won’t be able to see how it is growing.

To mark the level, we use elastic band or marker.

Whatever you choose to use, make sure you put a lid on it, as it will form a dry cap and that’s not advisable.

Once you find the perfect containers, the job becomes even more fun.
It begins to be part of your every day routines and looking after it is a joy.

It is a perfect opportunity to get your children involved ion this process too.

In the first lockdown, 2020, we made an experiment with different flours and got our children to start their own starters. They did so well and managed to look after them.

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