All ingredients should be at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select Basic or White Bread cycle and medium/normal crust. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. Remove bread when cycle is finished; cool on wire rack before slicing.
Get Traditional Bread Making Method here.Jazz up the Basic Pumpernickel Rye Bread by making the following adjustments:Caraway Pumpernickel: Add 1 teaspoon caraway along with the other dry ingredients.Onion Pumpernickel: Add 3/4 teaspoon onion powder or dried minced onion along with the other dry ingredients.Pumpernickel Raisin: Reduce molasses by 2 tablespoons; add 3/4 cup raisins along with rye flour and additional bread flour.