Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs 20 mins
- 1 1⁄4 cups tepid water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 1⁄2 cups white bread flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 4 teaspoons nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 cup yellow cornmeal or 1⁄4 cup white cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (I have used fat-free, non-caffiene Ovaltine.)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon instant decaffeinated coffee
- 2 teaspoons caraway seeds (optional)
- 2 teaspoons yeast (fast rise or bread yeast) or 3 teaspoons active dry yeast (fast rise or bread yeast)
- Load bread machine according to machine standards.
- Use this recipe on the whole wheat cycle but can be made on the white or delay cycles.
First of all I omited the coffee because we don't drink it and never have it on hand. I prepared the dough in my bread machine and divided it among four lightly greased mini loaf pans. It rose uncovered in my oven on the warm setting for 30 minutes. I turned the heat up to 350 F and set the timer for 30 minutes, then forgot about it until the timer rang. I turned it out onto a wire rack and brushed the tops with real butter. WOW! Great bread! Aromatic, flavorful, full bodied, small crumb texture...firm, yet lighter than expected. I can't wait to make this for my German mother-in-law who is a bread snob of the worst kind, as most European's are (and for good reason). I've taken a picture to share. You'll know it's mine by my Blue Willow China in the background and the cranberry garnish. This bread recipe will go into the official family cookbook for sure. After my little photo shoot I enjoyed a couple slices with a cream cheese but my boys, 3 and 4 yrs old finished off one of the loaves plain. Tonight we're having leftover Roast Sticky Chicken, fresh fruit and herb tea for dinner. This bread with butter, slices of honey cured ham, and good havarti cheese will be a perfect compliment. Thanks! :o)
I made this bread with a little milk (instead of dry milk) and a little coffee (instead of instant). Also, I made it using my mixer with dough hook instead of a bread machine. It worked very well. Best pumpernickel I have tasted!
Absolutely the best Pumpernicklel bread I,ve tasted! Bread lasted only a few hours!! (and it was quite a large loaf!!! Beautiful with sliced Gruyere cheese, ham, mustard and sliced tomato! Or just with cottage cheese or even just buttered. I'm about to make my second loaf!!! Also, this bread is good for the constitution!