I've been making my own bread now for about half a year. The italian bread over in the Favorite Recipes is probably the most difficult I've done. I have some other main stay recipes that I use for white/wheat loaves but what I really want to make is sourdough.
So after checking my calendar and making sure I'm not traveling anywhere I started my starter.
The starter I'm using is a Amish friendship starter. May or may not be the best but I had all the ingredients at the house.