Home-baked healthy, crusty but most of all delicious Waldkorn Bread is easy to make using the right ingredients. In a quality bread maker, it’s just a piece of cake! I have traveled to many countries and each country bakes its own type of bread. The Netherlands also has an ample variety of bread. Bread in the Netherlands can be nutritious, healthy, and above all tasty. In the Netherlands, bread is eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Most households eat sandwiches at lunchtime, but farmers, for example, prefer a hot meal for lunch.
Delicious fresh loaves are for sale at bakeries and supermarkets offer a great variety of bread and rolls as well. What types of bread are available: white, brown, wholemeal, multigrain, sourdough, spelled, rye, foreign bread, and festive bread among others. At the end of the spring, I like to get on my bike for a trip along the waving wheat fields, especially when there are many poppies it is beautiful.
I love a healthy sandwich so I bake my own homemade bread
I love baking my own bread and I have been doing so for many many years. But I am a lazy baker so to speak because I bake my bread with a bread machine. My bread machine was the best machine money could buy. My search for the best flour ended at the Flour Mill the Windotter in IJsselstein. No bread from any baker can compete with the bread you bake from the flour of the Flour Mill de Windotter, but that’s only my opinion. My favorite flour is a bread mix called “Waldkorn Dark”. Not everyone has the opportunity to buy flour or bread mixes at a flour mill, luckily there are good alternatives for sale at supermarkets and health food stores. In this post I share the secret of the Waldkorn Flour Mix with you, so you can buy the ingredients separately and make your own Waldkorn Mix. You should experiment with the proportions, of course.
Ingredients of the Dutch dark Waldkorn Bread Mix
In order to make your own dark Waldcorn bread mix, you need the following ingredients. A dark Waldkorn bread mix contains whole wheat flour, wheat flour, soy grits, wheat gluten, cracked oats, wheat germ bran, yellow linseed, barley malt extract, dried rye sourdough, sunflower seeds, salt, roasted barley malt flour, vegetable rapeseed oil, and ascorbic acid. An irresistible flour mix.
Bread maker – baking machines
There is a wide variety of bread makers in different price ranges for sale. Believe me when I recommend the Panasonic bread makers. I love these machines because they produce the crispiest crusts. Panasonic is not the cheapest. But in Holland, we say “cheap is often an expensive buy”, that is why we go for a Panasonic bread baking machine. These high-quality bread makers really give a fantastic bread result, everything you bake in these machines tastes fantastic. This machine is the best thing since sliced bread.
So what do you need to bake a dark Waldkorn bread?
All together and in all its simplicity, this is what you need to bake a loaf of bread: Bread flour mix preferably Waldkorn bread mix, yeast, salt, water, unsalted butter, sugar, and an oven or a bread machine.
General Recipe for Dutch bread
Ingredients and preparation for a small loaf of bread baked in a Panasonic Bread Maker.
1. 400 grams of flour
2. 2 grams salt (small teaspoon)
3. a teaspoon of sugar
4. 20 grams of butter
5. 280 milliliters of lukewarm water
6. 8 grams or a small teaspoon of dried yeast
Put all the ingredients in the machine. Choose a baking time of 3 or 5 hours. I prefer a baking time of 5 hours, your bread will be slightly crispier.
Last but not least. If you enjoy trying out my favorite Waldcorn bread recipe I’m curious about the result and hope you’ll share it with me.