I am fortunate enough to have purchased a grain mill attachment for my KitchenAid and have used it for several years now to grind up Hard Red Winter Wheat berries
into a semi-coarse flour that I have used to bake some very wholesome and delicious breads for my family.
Having been mostly successful in my bread baking attempts~ if you don't count the loaves I made when I first got married some 18 years ago that could have served as a home protection system with their ability to render an intruder unconscious with a simple whack to the head...
I have decide to try my hand at sourdoughs. Not the typical rye sourdough but a bread called Desem. This uses a wheat starter which will take about 2 weeks to mature. Although it calls for only a few simple ingredients, the instructions warn that they must be followed to the letter in order to achieve the desired results.
If my efforts are successful, I will post about the process and results in a couple of weeks. If not, don't expect to hear the word Desem uttered by yours truly ever again.
If anyone has experience with making their own bread starters and has any advice or encouragement it would be deeply appreciated~ Rhonda