06APR2012 Pumpernickel Bread


06APR2012 Pumpernickel BreadRecipe
Rye Starter
7 oz levain levure
4.25 oz fine ground rye
6 oz water

final dough
9 oz APF
1 oz brown sugar
.5 oz cocoa powder
.4 oz salt
.15 oz instant yeast
1 oz vegetable oil
2 oz coffee


Pumpernickel has always been a favorite bread of mine. Since I have a scale, rye flour and natural yeast, I thought I would give it a go. I made the rye starter the day before, leaving it approximately 12 hours in the fridge.

The next day I combined the starter with additional ingredients and made a loose ball, allowing the mixture 15 minutes to incorporate. I then kneaded the dough for only 6 minutes and fermented for 2 hours. I cut the dough into 2 parts and made boules. They proofed in a steamed oven for 60 minutes. While my oven warmed to 450 F I slashed the tops. I baked them for about 30 minutes.

Actually, there was too much cocoa for me but they ended up making fantastic French Toast the next day.

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