• Pumpernickel Bread Mix Recipe

    Low Fat Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars-b101-pumpernickel-bread-sm.jpgPumpernickel bread is a dense, dark rye bread that is intensely flavorful. This do it yourself mix recipe can be prepared
    ahead of time and tossed into the pantry until it's needed.

    Pumpernickel Bread:

    2 cups bread flour
    1 cups rye flour
    1 cups wheat flour
    2 tsp salt
    cup cocoa powder
    2 tsp instant coffee
    2 tsp yeast

    Measure all into large Vacuum Seal Bag or ziploc bag

    Place Seeds in Separate baggie:
    2 tbsp caraway seeds

    Makes 1 mix

    To Use:
    1 pkg mix
    1 cups Very Warm water
    cup molasses
    2 tbsp salad oil

    Add yeast to 1/2 of Dry mix, be sure to stir well. Add water, molasses and salad oil and blend completely. Let sit 5-7 minutes. Continue adding remaining mix until a stiff dough forms.

    Knead well, place in greased bowl, covered on a warm surface until doubled. (About 2 hours).

    Using wet hands (don't use flour), quickly
    shape the dough into a ball by stretching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating the ball a quarter-turn as you go. Then form an oval-shaped loaf. Allow to rest and rise on a cornmeal-covered pan for 40 minutes.

    Using a pastry brush, paint the top crust with cornstarch wash and sprinkle with the caraway seeds, if using. Slash the loaf with deep parallel cuts, using a serrated bread knife.

    Bake @ 375 oven for 45-50 minutes (Crust will be deep brown)

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