I grew up watching my grandmother baking rye sourdough bread every week and occasionally helping her out (not that I was much of a real help). She made such a tasty traditional regional bread and since then I haven't been much in touch with sourdough baking. I have never baked one from my own starter until now. However as I love eating that style of bread, I have been determined to make my own at some point. Of course it takes a little bit time and patience to make a sourdough bread, but the results are absolutely worth it. This dough variation didn't need much of kneading, just long rising times, but that's fine if you plan your schedules well.
I got the starter mix from BreadMatters and it came with instructions that were very easy to follow. There's also quite a lot of advice and FAQs for sourdough bread baking on their website. I knew I wanted to make a rye bread as my first attempt, so I made one entirely from rye flour. I liked this variation very much, and now I have some starter left for other breads to experiment with. I think I'll need to try something with spelt flour as well. The starter can be fed so that it doesn't run out!
What are your experiences of sourdough bread baking?