Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
Makes1 loaf (2-1/4 pounds, 12 slices)
I am surprised by such negative reviews on this bread. I used the full 1 cup of AP flour but then added an additional 2 tbsp at the 5 minute mixing mark as I do agree the dough is a bit sticky. It rose beautifully in my bread machine , and although definitely on the sticky side, it wasn't too hard to shape on a lightly floured surface. It has a nice mild flavor for pumpernickel, and the texture is dense but not too heavy. This would be a great sandwich bread. The only reason I'm not giving this a full 5 stars is because the dough is a bit on the sticky side, but it is definitely still workable. I would make this again.
If I could give this NO stars I would. I think the Test Kitchen needs to go back to the drawing board on this one. I am not a novice bread baker and this was the absolute worst recipe I have ever used.
I wish I had read the reviews before trying this! It ended up in the trash before even wasting time baking it.
This recipe didn't work at all. I added at least 3 more cups of flour and the dough was still too wet. It looked like a large cookie after baking, not like a round loaf. It had a very strong molasses taste. It definitely needs some sugar. I need to find another recipe and start over.
This was horrible. I should have known better. No sugar no salt. Never had such a failure with a TOH recipe.