Pumpernickel Loaves

November 5th, 2013 by Erin Gennow
Pumpernickel Bread

Pumpernickel Bread

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Pumpernickel Loaves

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.

 

Pumpernickel Dough

Pumpernickel Dough

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?

Glazed Pumpernickel Dough

Glazed Pumpernickel 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.

Dough Hanging in Sling

Dough Hanging in Sling

 

Peek of Dough In Its Sling

Peek of Dough In Its Sling

I plan to try some tomorrow morning for breakfast, toasted with apple or fig butter.

Pumpernickel Bread Close-up

Pumpernickel Bread Close-up

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

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4 Responses to “Pumpernickel Loaves”

  1. saucy gander says:

    Beautiful pumpernickel! I have also been intimidated by the ingredients, but now I want to try other types of black rye bread! :-)

  2. SandraM says:

    I was excited to make this pumpernickel too. It certainly wasn’t something I would have tried making if it hadn’t been for the group.

  3. Cathleen says:

    The picture of peeking at the dough made me laugh! I’m still undecided if I like this or not. Hope it was better for you the next morning.

  4. Ckay says:

    For the sake of my stand mixer, I’ve halved the recipe as well (LOL).
    The folding instructions in the book were quite difficult to understand and I was so glad I had seen the video before.
    Your loaves looks fabulous!
    By the way: we loved it.

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