TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie
I was very excited to make the Pumpernickel Loaves. I love pumpernickel and rye breads. I’ve made many types of bread in the past, but never pumpernickel. I think the list of ingredients causes me to avoid the project.
I made just half the recipe, enough for one loaf. Other than measuring out a ton of ingredients, it was easy enough to make. I could even use my Kitchen Aid mixer to knead the dough, since I only made half the recipe.
I found the shaping instructions a bit confusing, but ended up with a nice shaped loaf. One of my slits did end up splitting on me however. Was this because I missed a step when shaping the dough?
After resting the dough in the sling, it was nice and plump. Upon pulling the finished dough from the oven, I discovered a sideways spring more so than a vertical spring. The bread turned out quite dense and dry. It tasted a bit more of chocolate and molasses than rye/pumpernickel. With the bread being crumbly, it requires a knife and fork to eat any sandwiches made with this bread.
I plan to try some tomorrow morning for breakfast, toasted with apple or fig butter.
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