I grind my own wheat into flour using the Grain Mill (Stand Mixer) Attachment to the KitchenAid. By far my favorite attachment (ok, my only attachment thus far). Using the Grain Mill, I can either crack the wheat for a delicious breakfast cereal, or in this case, grind it into a fine powder perfect for bread making.
Day 1: The Soaker consists of whole wheat flour, salt, and my delicious homemade yogurt (milk or buttermilk may be used instead)
After mixing the soaker ingredients together, I cover loosely with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.
Day 1: The Biga consists of whole wheat flour, instant yeast, and filtered water. Also mixed, covered tightly with plastic wrap, and put into the refrigerator overnight. Then, in the morning removed from the refrigerator approximately 2 hours before mixing the final dough, to take off the chill.
Day 2: I use a metal pastry scraper to chop both the Soaker and the Biga into smaller pieces, ready for use in the final dough
Day 2: The Final Dough consists of the Soaker, the Biga, additional whole wheat flour, salt, instant yeast, honey or agave and unsalted butter, melted
Do a little more kneading...
Then place it in a bowl to rise.
Transfer to lightly floured work surface
Shape the loaf
Transfer to Pan
Let rise again
Finally Bake, using a Steam Pan (optional)