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makena still
wants to play.

Follow directions below to rehydrate your starter.


This girl wants to dance again...

Put 1 packet of Makena's dehydrated starter in a glass jar.  Add 3 tablespoons

of warm water. Stir and let sit for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, add 2 tablespoons of flour. Give her a good stir. Cover loosely and

let sit on the counter for 24 hours.

day 1 | bring makena back
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Day Two

She's alive...and hungry!

After 24 hours add 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 tablespoon of warm water, then mix.

Think pancake batter! That’s the consistency you’re going for. Cover loosely and let Hope sit on the counter for another 24 hours.

day 2 | signs of life


Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble...

You should be noticing bubbles starting to form. We’re getting close now! Add 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 tablespoon of warm water, then mix. 

Let sit at room temperature another 24 hours. She's about to have a growth spurt!

day 3 | ain't no stopping her now
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This girl is on fire...and growing!

You may notice she's risen in the jar and

fallen back down leaving streaks. This

means she’s for-real hungry today! 

Feed Makena starter ½ cup flour and ¼ cup water. Cover and let sit another 24 hours. If

her quarters look cramped, move her to a

bigger room. She's growing up!

day 4 | feed me seymour

Day Five

Give the girl room to breathe...

It’s almost bread time! If you haven't already, move Makena's starter to a bigger jar, double the size she’s in now. She also gets more

food½ cup flour and ¼ cup water. 

She’ll grow fast today! Once she's doubled

in size in 4-6 hours after feeding, you're

ready to bake your first loaf.

day 5 | room to breathe
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