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Pumpernickel Caraway Bread Recipe

Pumpernickel Caraway Bread Recipe

This rich, dark bread has an old-fashioned homemade taste that's oh-so-satisfying. Made with molasses and caraway seeds, it's moist and flavorful. My family prefers slices of it slathered with apple butter or cream cheese. -Lorraine Darocha, Berkshire, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2/3 cup rye flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 5 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1 pound).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 78 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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ncmountaingirl2 User ID: 7611183 31673
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I made this just as recipe stated. It did seem moist so I added 4-6 more TBSPs of flour and baked it a little longer. Texture and flavor was fabulous (it smells of chocolate when baking but doesn't taste it or coffee). It is a small loaf but I found it rose to top of loaf pan. EXCELLENT recipe!"

thegeema User ID: 2749786 44529
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Sorry I deleted my post as I misread the recipe. It only has 2 C flour + 2 T cornmeal so I will follow said recipe as written.  Making it now.  I usually make a larger loaf but will do this small loaf and then tweak it to better suit my bread machine. 


ackaiser User ID: 4335752 60491
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This bread has great flavor and texture. It's a small loaf, but slices well and was perfect for corned beef sandwiches. When I checked dough after 5 minutes mixing in the bread machine, it was just right. Didn't have to add flour or water.—Ann, Hartland WI"

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 80790
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I've made this recipe twice now, and while it tasted pretty good, it did not rise well; I am not sure why."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 41254
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"I am not fond of coffee and I didn't have instant coffee granules in the house so I made it without. It turned out very well. I did need to add quite a bit of extra flour as the dough was very moist."

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