Pumpernickel Bread is a dense and moist rye bread made with coarse rye-flour. It has a dark color and was a traditional German bread served in the Fall and during the holidays. We’re going to vary this recipe a bit using 3 types of flour but rye is in the mix. This bread was often started with a sourdough yeast, but that’s complicated so we’re going to add some lemon juice to give it the tartness and sour taste of sourdough.
Place all ingredients into your bread pan according to the order indicated in the recipe. Select wheat setting; 1.5-pound loaf and dark crust.
Check the mix during the kneading process. If it appears too dry, add a teaspoon of warm water and check again after 5 minutes. If it appears too wet, add a teaspoon of bread flour. The dough should form a ball shape that is lightly sticky to the touch. Let the bread continue through its cycle until done.