You will see quite a lot of grain fields on Texel. The grain is ground into flour, which bakers such as Timmer De Echte Bakker and Novalishoeve use to make scrumptious loaves. The grain is also used to brew Texel beer.
Once the grain has been harvested and cleaned, it is taken to a windmill, De Traanroeier, the only grain mill on Texel, where it is ground by traditional methods. The wind powers the huge millstone that grinds the grain to fine flour. The flour is then put in sacks ready to be sold on the island. This flour is very suitable for making pancakes, cakes, bread and other treats.
If you would like to try using Texel flour in the kitchen, how about the recipe below?
The windmill is in the grounds of Museum Kaap Skil; it is open to visitors during the museum’s opening hours. During the Open Mill Day and Open Monument Day, the mill is also freely accessible.
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