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Dark Pumpernickel


(4) Bread Machine Recipes, with tips and trivia

see also:

English Cobblestone Bread
Honey French Bread
Sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Bread



2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1-1/4 cup warm water
1 cup rye flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
4-5 finely ground coffee beans or 1 tablespoon instant
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons caraway seeds


Cost: $ - Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: 1
Servings: makes one 1-1/2 lb. loaf

DIRECTIONS 1. Add ingredients in the order that your bread machine specifies and bake.


When measuring dry ingredients for your bread machine, use a standard measuring spoon or measuring cup, not a tablespoon or coffee cup, and level off. For flour, simply spoon the flour into a measuring cup and level off with a flat kitchen utensil.

When measuring liquids for your bread machine, fill a standard measuring spoon or measuring cup to the level indicated. Check your cup measurement by placing the measuring tool on a flat surface.

When measuring solid fats for your bread machine, fill a standard measuring spoon or measuring cup to the level indicated and level off with a kitchen utensil.

Add raisins or dried fruits right before the end of the second rise. Some bread machines have a buzzer or bell to alert you when to add these.

Test yourself or your family, friends and co-workers. ANSWERS are included.

1. What is the purpose of salt in a bread recipe?
2. What is the role of fat in a bread recipe?
3. What adds richness and color to breads?
4. What is the role of liquid (water) in a bread recipe?
5. If your bread looks like a hockey puck when it's done cooking, what ingredient did you most likely forget?
6. If you are going to freeze your bread, what should you do first?
7. What ingredient in bread causes the browning of the crust?
8. What ingredient in bread is really a microscopic plant?
9. If you store your bread in the refrigerator, what is likely to happen?
10. What's the best way to enjoy your fresh bread?



1. To strengthen the gluten and control the yeast. This makes the dough more elastic;
2. Fat adds flavor and keeps the bread tender and moist;
3. Eggs;
4. Liquids (water) are mixed with the proteins in the flour and form gluten;
5. Yeast;
6. Let it cool;
7. The sweeteners (sugar);
8. Yeast;
9. Your bread will dry out;
10.Any way you like it!






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