Ma's German Pumpernickel Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.1
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 162.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Love this rye bread recipe! Love this rye bread recipe!
Number of Servings: 24


    5 tsp active dry yeast
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 Tbsp Honey
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    3 cups pumpernickel rye or medium rye flour
    2 cups water
    1/4 cup molasses
    1/4 cup butter
    3 cups sifted all purpose flour


In large bowl, stir together yeast, cocoa, sugar, caraway seed, salt and 2 cups rye flour; set aside.

In 2 quart saucepan over low heat, heat water, molasses and butter until very warm.

Using mixer at low speed, gradually beat molasses mixture into yeast mixture until well blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup rye flour. Increase speed to high; beat 2 more minutes.

Stir in enough all-purpose flour to make a soft dough. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic about 5 minutes.

Place into greased large bowl, turning over dough so that top is greased. Cover with towel and let rise in warm place until almost doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.

Punch down dough. Divide in half. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.

Shape each half into a round loaf. Place 4 inches apart on greased large baking sheet.

Cover and let rise until almost doubled, 45 minutes to an hour.

Diagonally slash each loaf, crosswise, 3 times.

Bake in 375F oven for 20 minutes. Cover loosely with foil; bake 15 minutes more or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.

Immediately remove from baking sheet. Brush tops of hot loaves with shortening. Cool on racks.

Yield: Makes 2 loaves

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAMARASART.

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