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The new sourdough starter pack you knead to know about
Let’s. Get. This. HOME-MADE BREAD!
The many stages of self-isolation have looked a little like this: clean the house… properly > watch all the goods on Netflix > paint something > bake something.
If you’re up to the ‘bake something’ stage, welcome! A talented Sydney-born chef, Xinyi Lim, has a hot little project for you.
Xinyi is the creator of ‘Start the Spread’, a dried sourdough starter delivery service for those trying to distance themselves from everything but bread (we could never).
Each package contains two five-gram sachets of dried sourdough starter. This stuff has a strong resemblance to wafer-thin cracker shards, with the starter process taking days to complete (hence why this pre-made pack is a godsend!). You’ll also get hooked up with a booklet about Start the Spread, a guide to reactivating and maintaining the starter, and online resources rather than a physical recipe.
The most wholesome part? Start the Spread is free! Our new favourite human, Xinyi, merely asks receivers for a small donation to cover shipping costs. It’s the least we can dough.
To get in on the action, you can email Xinyi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just let her know that you’d like to order a starter pack, and start daydreaming about the smell of freshly baked bread filling your kitchen.
The next stage of self-isolation? Become one with the bread. Happy baking!