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Clairefontaine (BE)

Every Tuesday and Friday, the sisters of Clairefontaine bake bread, raisin bread, sweet rolls, and cake. 
They sell their products in their Monastery Store.

Soleilmont (BE)

Every Friday the sisters of Soleilmont bake white bread, light wheat bread, whole wheat bread and multigrain bread. Anyone who visits the Monastery Store on Friday can buy fresh bread; other days, frozen bread can be puchased there. 

  Koningshoeven (NL)

A few years now, the monks of Koninghoeven Abbey (Tilburg) once again began to bake their own bread for use in the community and the guesthouse.  Then their nearby Trappistine sisters asked if the monks would be able to bake bread for them as well.  Stimulated by requests from their guests, and after having modernized their bakery to meet current legal standards, they also began baking bread for their Monastery Store.

At present, the monks bake three kinds of bread:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Sourdough bread
  • Spent Grain Bread ; this bread was developed especially for the customers at the Monastery Store and is made by substituting spent grain, a by-product of the beer-brewing process, for some of the wheat flour.

The entire baking process, as well as the sale of the bread, is in the hands of the monks. 

Westmalle (BE)

After a break of many years, the monks of Westmalle recently began baking bread again.  A couple times a week they bake different kinds of breads in their brand new bakery, according to the abbey's traditional recipes:  brown bread and two kinds of whole wheat bread throughout the year, and raisin bread on feast days.
The ordinary types of bread are composed of very simple, pure ingredients:  meal, water, yeast and a little bit of oil.  No dough conditioners or bread additives.  The raisin bread is richer and contains real butter and raw milk from their own cows.
The bread goes to their own community and a few other monastic communities.  Employees of the monastery can also order bread, and it is served daily in the Trappist Café, across the street from the monastery.
Antwerpsesteenweg 496 
B-2390 Westmalle