Holly wrote and asked what kind of container she should keep her starter in and asked if the starter should be covered.

I prefer to put my starter in glass containers. However, you can also use a variety of containers from stainless steel bowls to ceramic or plastic containers (commercial bakeries often keep their starter in large plastic totes) — these will all work perfectly well.

It is good to put a top on your starter to prevent it from drying out. Make sure you leave plenty of room because the starter will grow as fermentation takes place.

I don’t think I mentioned that it is best to keep the starter in the refrigerator after it has started to fement (around three to five days if you started your starter from scratch).

We will be handing out starter at the class on Thursday that is ready to go.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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