This may not be New York Pumpernickel, but it is the one we use at home.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
9 -1/2x5 inch loaf (2 pounds)
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix well bread flour, rye flour, cornmeal, salt, yeast, cocoa, and brown sugar. Add milk, oil, and molasses. Mix thoroughly. When mixed well enough that the dough holds together, knead by hand 15-20 minutes.

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  • Cover, let rise in bowl 30 minutes. Punch down, form, and place into 9 1/2x5 inch pan. Cover with damp cloth and let rise about 1 hour.

  • Bake in preheated 375 degree F (190 degrees C) oven 25 to 30 minutes, covering top with aluminum foil last 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 225.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
The taste of this bread was very good, and we LOVE dark bread. My complaint with this was the writing of the recipe, which leaves a bit to be desired. 1 1/3 tsp? 2 2/3 TB? Who has those measuring spoons? I found the recipe too wet and had to add quite a bit of extra flour to be able to knead it. It definitely needed to be cooked longer - 40 minutes was still not enough to cook the center. Also, the kneading instructions were a bit vague. Knead 15-20 minutes until...? I used my mixer and only kneaded about 5 minutes. I'm going to play again with this recipe, because, again, the flavor was very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2003
I enjoyed this recipe. The ease of preparing, flavor & texture were great. However the 25-30 minute cook time needs to be lengthened, the first two times I tried this recipe the center was not done. 35-45 minutes might do the trick. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
The taste of this bread was very good, and we LOVE dark bread. My complaint with this was the writing of the recipe, which leaves a bit to be desired. 1 1/3 tsp? 2 2/3 TB? Who has those measuring spoons? I found the recipe too wet and had to add quite a bit of extra flour to be able to knead it. It definitely needed to be cooked longer - 40 minutes was still not enough to cook the center. Also, the kneading instructions were a bit vague. Knead 15-20 minutes until...? I used my mixer and only kneaded about 5 minutes. I'm going to play again with this recipe, because, again, the flavor was very good. Read More
(108)
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2003
I enjoyed this recipe. The ease of preparing, flavor & texture were great. However the 25-30 minute cook time needs to be lengthened, the first two times I tried this recipe the center was not done. 35-45 minutes might do the trick. Read More
(82)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This was my first attempt at homemade bread without a machine. I agree with the previous reviewer it was good with the reubens it wasn't as dark as I had hoped but it was good. I added sesame seeds to the top of the bread before baking. Thanks Clem! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
This bread was easy to make and turned out beautifully! It did not take as long to make as the recipe said. Everyone loved the flavor. Was great for Reuben sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
This bread is awesome! Very tasty and chewy. My dad is from New York and says it's very authentic! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2003
Not as dark as I would like I did it twice and the first time it needed more time to bake and dough ws very dry. After increasing the milk nd raising the tempature of it the product came out fine. good bread just needs some tweeking in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2009
The taste was right on however I had the same problem with cooking time. My bread ended up getting pitched it was hard after cooking so long. The middle was so uncooked at 25-30 minutes that I had to keep cooking it and the edges got really hard. I have never made this kind of bread. I usually make white bread that turns out great I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with this kind. I'll research for another recipe and keep trying. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2008
This recipe is okay but not good enough for me to make it again. Lacked a bit in flavor and texture. Also it definitely needs to bake for about 40 minutes not 25 to 30. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I have made this bread for friends and family and they all loved it. It is hard to find a pumpernickel bread that appeals to so many different tastes. This is that bread! Read More
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