I know better than anyone why people are fans of baking bread in a bread maker. When you want to do this, you obviously need flour. But which flour should you buy for your bread maker? What is the best flour? What are the differences between the options? Don’t panic, here I explain to you in detail how to choose the best flour!
Buying flour, different types
Buying flour for your breadmaker involves more than you think. If you are going to bake bread, there are actually only two suitable types of flour. This is because flour has gluten-forming proteins. This gives bread its volume and elasticity. Rye bread, for example, does have gluten, but many times less. This is why rye is not airy at all. You can mix wheat flour and rye flour, by the way.
You have different types of flour. We take you through some of them:
- Ready-made flour for the breadmaker
- Flour for the breadmaker ah
- Low-carbohydrate flour for the breadmaker
Ready-made flour for the breadmaker
When you choose ready-made flour for the breadmaker, you have it easy. All you have to do is add water. Only, sometimes preparing specific recipes with this kind of flour is then again limited. But in terms of convenience, this is definitely a good choice.
Flour for bread maker AH
You can also buy flour for the breadmaker at AH. This is still a very popular choice among many people. The value for money is good and the bread has a nice crumb and a good crust. This is mainly because flour for the bread maker AH has added enzyme mix, this ensures the gluten is always good.
Low-carbohydrate flour for the breadmaker
Are you following a specific diet, want to lose weight or just want to eat healthier and more consciously? Then low-carb flour for the breadmaker is also an excellent choice. The so-called ”low-carb” flour can be used as a base for basically all bread.
Did you know?
Low-carb flour is very high in fibre. It binds around twice as much liquid as your own cooking. There are around 10 grams of carbohydrates net per 100 grams in low-carb flour for the breadmaker. In conventional flour, this is around 60 grams per 100 grams. Quite a difference, then!
At first glance, everything seems the same
When it comes to flour for the breadmaker, everything often seems the same. I myself did not see any obvious differences with the naked eye at first either. If, as a novice bread baker, like me then, you just assume that it does not matter which supplier or brand you buy flour from, then you are wrong.
The quality differs. With supplier A, you buy flour that makes compact bread look more like bricks than fresh bread. With supplier B, you will then buy flour with which you can easily bake delicious loaves. Compare flour in shops or online when you buy it. Read reviews. And, pick up the recipe to see if the flour you want to buy really fits the recipe.
So, if bread fails, this is not necessarily down to your baking skills either. It could just as easily be due to the wrong bread maker flour.