We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. Carry on browsing if you’re happy with this, or see our Cookie Policy for more information.

Dutch style bread ('bruin brood') with malted rye and seeds

Dutch brown bread is characterized by a soft crumb and a thin crispy crust. This version is based on sour-dough with fibres from wheat germ, bran and seeds. The slow fermentation serves to bring out the flavours of the flour and neutralizes the phytic acid allowing for more healthy nutrients. The malted rye enriches the dough by stimulating the fermentation and adds sweetness as well as a nice brown colour to the bread.

Like this? Share it with your friends.

Report abuse



1-2 table spoons of sourdough

50 g white flour

50 g wheatgerm and bran

100 ml water


400 g strong white flour

50 g cut malted rye grains

100 g seed blend (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, golden linseed and sesame seeds)

10 g salt

about 320 ml of water


Mix the ingredients for the sponge and let it rest for a least 8-12 hours. Including the wheatgerm and bran in the sponge allows them to absorb water such that the bread will stay fresh for longer. 

Mix the sponge with the remaining ingredients; adjust the water for a fairly wet dough. Machine-knead for about 10 minutes. Set aside at let it rise for 8-10 hours (e.g over-night) in a cool place for bulk fermentation.

Firm up the dough by stretching and folding 3 times on a table-top greased with sunflower oil. Then shape the loaf. 

Grease the inside of the loaf pan with sunflower oil. Do this even using a non-stick load pan as the oil helps the crust to form. 

Place the loaf in a one-pound loaf pan. Moist the top of the loaf and sprinkle with mixed seeds. Let it rest 3-4 hours for proofing.

Bake for 50 minutes at 180 degree Celcius. Remove immediately from the pan and let it cool at least one hour before slicing. 



Thanks to Dr. Arbab for constructive comments and suggestion on this publication. 

Added by: Ole Jensen

Tags: Bread Sourdough

Add comment

Add a recipe & get 15% off

If you add a recipe with a photo to the Shipton Mill website, we will send you a voucher for 15% off your next order from the Flour Direct shop.

15% off Flour Direct

It's very easy, just click here to visit your "My Shipton Mill" page to get started.

Flour Direct Shop update

Dear Customers,

Due to a temporary suspension of some services by couriers, we are currently unable to offer delivery to the Republic of Ireland, or overseas. This is being looked into urgently, and as soon as services resume we’ll update you here. Deliveries to Northern Ireland can now begin again.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland, please don’t order for the moment, as we are unable to get the order to you.


Keep safe and well

The Shipton Millers