When I first began making homemade bread, I used exclusively white flour. The bread was delicious, but I felt guilty, knowing that we needed to make the switch to healthier whole grains.
Before long I had convinced my husband to purchase a grain mill, and we began buying fifty-pound bags of wheat berries from a local Amish bulk store. I practiced making bread in my KitchenAid mixer until I was able to consistently produce light, fluffy whole wheat loaves.
After completely wearing out my KitchenAid mixer making whole wheat bread dough, we purchased a Magic Mill DLX, a heavy-duty mixer that handles large batches of bread dough with ease. I make at least a dozen loaves of bread each week, and this mixer makes it so easy! Yes, it was an investment, but it definitely earns its keep in my large-family kitchen.