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    Problem drying sourdough starter

    Hedge
    Mon May 30, 2005 2:18 pm
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    Can't to get my starter to dry for shipment. I have done it before and was successful overnight.

    This time I have had it on wax paper on a cookie sheet for 2 days and it is still as moist as when I started.

    Am leaving in 2 days and would like to take some with me.

    Any suggestions as to what my problem is ?

    Hedge
    Donna M.
    Mon May 30, 2005 7:28 pm
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    Hi Hedge! It's nice to hear from you again. Are you still using the starter that I sent you a couple of years ago?

    The starter should dry in at least 24 hours. Is it really humid there right now? Did you spread it as thinly as possible? Try placing the sheet in the oven with the light on and see if that helps. Just make sure that the oven doesn't get over 100, or that someone doesn't turn it on. You might tape a note to the oven setting knob in case someone might forget it's in there.

    Are you going on a vacation trip, or are you moving?
    Hedge
    Tue May 31, 2005 12:02 pm
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    Yes it is the same starter and it still makes great breads and such.

    Been on vacation. dried starter and brought it with me. Had excellent results with it. Now I am going home and trying to get it ready to travel. Figure it is a combination of humidity and too thick a layer. Made the necessary adustments and it should be ok.

    Thanks

    Hedge
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