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Traditional Pumpernickel

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Balmong11's picture

Traditional Pumpernickel

Hi i love baking and recently come across a dilemma, one of my favorite breads is traditional pumpernickel, but i cant a find a true recipe does any one have an idea were i can find one?

dmsnyder's picture

Do you want to bake traditional German pumpernickel? Hamelman's "Bread" has a recipe.

Do you want to bake Jewish pumpernickel? Look at Greenstein's "Secrets of a Jewish Baker."

Search TFL on "pumpernickel" and you will find examples of both.


nicodvb's picture

uhm, mostly, but the use of coloring and high gluten flour is not what makes Hamelman's bread a traditional pumpernickel. It may be a good bread, but pumpernickel is exclusively rye, water, sourdough, salt and extremely long baking at low temperature. Anything else is a shortcut.

BjornErik's picture

Here's a link provided on Mike Avery's Sourdough Home site to a traditional pumpernickel recipe... 


Balmong11's picture

Thank you all very much i was look for the true german style that takes a while and this has given me some leads thank you