How to wrap a stiff starter

You’ll soon find out there’s a right way and a wrong way to wrap your stiff starter, if ever you’ve tried it already and failed. This short video is for those of you who want to take your stiff starter on holiday or transport it safely from one place to another without ruining it. Equipment required? A plastic bag, a cloth and some rope to wrap it up with. Good luck.


I make a very dry starter with whole grain and keep adding whole wheat or rye until you can't add more and still form it into what looks like a whole grain cookie. This cookie then goes into my purse loosely sealed in a plastic bag or into an insulated snack bag. Once I arrive at my destination - I crumble the cookie into a jar or glass and add flour and water to reconstitute.