TROUBLESHOOTING: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY STARTER . . .

. . . IS STILL COMPLETELY SOFT AND HASN’T REALLY STARTED TO BUBBLE, EVEN AFTER A FEW DAYS?

Sometimes a starter will grow more slowly than usual; it seems tired and doesn't produce many bubbles. This could be the result of a multitude of factors, such as the quality of the flour used to maintain it. Before deciding to throw out the starter, or to begin a new one, you can try to “revive it.” Here are a few ways to do that:

  • If you have been feeding your starter only white flour, try refreshing it using organic rye flour, ideally type T150 or T170. Add a few drops of honey. ...

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