19 Reviews

I made this bread exactly as stated. I kept it in the machine for the whole process, not taking the dough out, forming it into a loaf and then placing it in the oven (why do some people do that?!) ... It was VERY good and came out in a perfectly shaped loaf ... I just want to add that my bread machine has Medium, Large and X-Large settings. I used the Large setting based on the amount of flour stated in the recipe. I hope some of you find this useful. Thanks for the recipe andypandy!

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Staten Island Slovak July 19, 2010

Awesome recipe. Somehow my bread didn't rise in the middle - but it was a beautiful texture - had excellent flavor and my husband & I both loved it. Maybe I made a mistake. But even if it turns out exactly the same way - we would definitely make it again. I also subsituted 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup of spelt flour instead of regular whole wheat and bread flour.

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Eden C June 27, 2010

Excellent! Used ingredients exactly as recipe indicated. I was afraid it wasn't rising adequately in the so I removed it to a pan for the second rise. It turned out a big beautiful loaf with wonderful texture and flavor. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for posting.

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skcrowley December 15, 2010

So easy and delicous! I often switch it up and make plain rye replacing the molasses with honey and cocoa with more rye flour. I, too, use the dough setting on my machine and bake in the oven, 375f degrees until the crumb reaches 195f degrees. I've also made half pumpernickel and half rye and braided the halves. Amazing presentation when sliced!

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nikkody_mom December 13, 2015

Perfect recipe! I often don't care for the way bread turns out in a bread machine but this bread had the perfect texture. I followd it exactly as written.

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emr4kids May 29, 2010

andypandy, My first attempt at making Pumpernickel bread but not my last now that I have found this wonderful recipe. No more store purchased loaves for me. Served it with spinach dip. I will have this recipe close at hand. Excellent!

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Dotty2 March 08, 2010

What a delicious recipe! I made rolls out of the dough and my family just loved them! Used potato water instead of plain water and added wheat gluten because I used white whole wheat flour in place of bread flour...the rolls were so soft and moist! Wonderful with my homemade soup! Thanks for posting!

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Mavis S. February 17, 2010

Love this recipe! Made it in my bread machine and it turned out great. Thanks!

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Claire #6 January 02, 2010

Have to rate this one right now - so I can find it in a hurry! Snow and weather warnings have cancelled a city shop - off to make a loaf to assure pumpernickel for our Christmas Eve appetizer - just wouldn't be Christmas without that hollowed out loaf filled with that Knoor recipe which has been tradition at our house 'like forever' This is a wonderful pumpernickel bread which the family loved and the teenager proclaimed his favoraite. Only had two tablespoons of cocoa on hand at the last baking, we found it just right for our tastes. Added to my Bread Favorites Cookbook. Thank you for posting a recipe for pumpernickel that we will be making again and again.

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Gerry December 23, 2009

Great pumpernickel bread. I made ham and swiss cheese sandwiches and they were great.

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