This made two beautiful loaves of bread. This was a different experience for us since neither of us have ever had Pumpernickel bread and didn't really know what to expect. Found it to have a very bold taste with the rye and caraway seeds dominating the flavors. I could not find the dark rye flour so my bread didn't turn out as dark as it probably should have. Made pumpernickel croutons for Cdb's Spinach Salad Thanks Kaarin for sharing. :)
My daughter was looking for a pumpernickel bread recipe to taste as great as the one she craved from her bakery. When we tried this one she knew we had found it! All her friends and family from kids on up raved and became addicted to it just like its author had bragged ! A true find!
This is loaded with flavor! Great dark bread! I did put in loaf pans instead of making round loaves. I also couldn't find wheat bran (still looking), so I crushed up some wheat bran flakes in blender. It worked great!
Fantastic! Wonderfully flavorful bread! I made this bread for my brand new DIL who was born and raised in Serbia. She said it was the best she had ever had! I made it exactly as written, except for the bran; I substituted oat bran for the wheat because that is what I had on hand. Thank you Kaarin for a wonderful recipe!
What wonderful bread! At first I thought the dough was too heavy--but I followed instructions, let it rise twice and baked. We had two wonderful loaves, each with a great crust and a wonderful dense crumb, very rich flavor. My only departure from the recipe was to use fennel seeds instead of caraway. Everyone LOVED this bread. Thanks, Kaarin!