Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pumpernickel Loaf (Baking with Julia)

Pumpernickel Loaf in the breadmaker © www.foodbabylife.com

So I had to cheat a little with this week's recipe. Seeing as I have no mixer and I had a baby 2 weeks ago (and am therefore not at all interested in kneading bread when it is compared with pumping iron!) I made my pumpernickel loaf in the breadmaker.

Luckily the recipe book which came with my breadmaker included a rye and caraway bread so I was able to simply adjust it to be more like this week's recipe. I added coffee, cocoa, yoghurt and molasses and was really pleased with the result. I was intending to just make the dough and then shape and bake the loaf in the oven but with 3 kids including a newborn demanding to be fed that just wasn't going to happen!

I loved the complex flavours in this loaf and it was fabulous slightly warm with lots of cream cheese. This recipe is definitely a keeper!


  1. Glad you enjoyed! And you are a super-woman baking and blogging with a newborn!!!! Brava!

  2. Great idea! And it looks great. Working smarter not harder! What a trooper! I toasted mine and put cream cheese on it too. A co-worker mentioned spinach dip as the usual go to for pumpernickel...totally forgot about that. So now I am putting the other loaf in the freezer and pulling it out at Christmas, with the dip!

  3. It looks great! Congrats on the addition to your family!

  4. that's the shape I know for pumpernickel - looks greta! and all the best with your new family-member!

  5. This is one great shortcut! Congrats on your new baby boy!

  6. Good for you. Amazing with a new baby!

  7. Sounds like you took the wise route on this one!
    Looks great - hope all is settling in well for you.

  8. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! May your world be filled with love.
    Good idea to use the breadmaker... Your loaf looks great.


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