Sunday, October 5, 2008

Soft Pumpernickel Bread

This is the perfect fall bread, I am so happy with the results of my labor! I love the deep rich chocolaty color too! I have big plans for this bread over the next couple of days too - I'm just afraid it may not last!!

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For bread machine:

  • 1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F.)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground coffee
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins, optional

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Put all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed. Set on dough cycle.

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When dough cycle is finished, take dough out and shape into a loaf, then place in a greased bread pan. Optional, add dried fruit 1 hour into dough cycle. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Right before placing the loaf in the oven, splash 1 oz water in the oven for steam. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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with Dried Cranberries

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Amy said...

yum--that looks delicious! It wouldn't survive around my house either!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this bread! It looks wonderful!! Happy Monday!