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    Better pumpernickel I really think I've got it now! This is most definitely true pumpernickel… I just need to tweak a couple things the next time. As some of you may recall, I've been trying for, oh, about a year now to make a real loaf of pumpernickel – not what passes for…

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Quest for Pumpernickel: 6. Teil

I'm getting there… On Monday evening I decided to try my idea from Part 5, so I set the starter out at bedtime. Tuesday morning I mixed up a 1kg batch of dough using Samartha's recipe again, and put the covered bowl in the dehydrator to rest for 12 hours or so. Tuesday evening at…

Quest for Pumpernickel: 4. Teil

I've had a rather up-and-down week with my starter… After all those lovely bubbles in the previous post, when I checked on the starter Tuesday morning I found it had overflowed the jar during the night (which is a mason jar with a screwed-on lid, so, not easy to overflow), but it had collapsed back down, so…

Quest for Pumpernickel: 3. Teil

Day 2 of the sourdough starter creation process:   Sourdough starter 32h Here's the starter after 32 hours at 75 degrees F. Look at the lovely bubbles! It does smell a little nasty, as Samartha said it would, but actually not too much different from the smell we often have around here when Al's brewing a…

Quest for Pumpernickel: 2. Teil (Part 2)

I'm so excited I'm practically jumping up and down! (OK, maybe I actually did jump a little…) I stopped in to Frankferd Farms Thursday at lunch to see if they had some rye meal (something between flour & cracked). They didn't, but said if I was willing to buy 25 lbs of it they could mill…