Today's Bread

Do you make your own bread?


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JAS_OH1

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Wow, are we on different wavelengths on bread. I don't like pumpernickel, either.

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You don't like pumpernickel? I don't like the kind with caraway seeds and I don't like any other rye breads, but I like pumpernickel bread.

I'm just doing a search trying to find a good recipe for pumpernickel and all of them call for molasses thus far, which I am not fond of either. I suppose a small amount would be fine, but I hate buying a container of molasses to just use a tbsp. and then have it sit in my cupboard for a year (because I only use pumpernickel for one specific thing, which is a party dip using Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix and sour cream). And some pumpernickel bread recipes call for the caraway seeds, which I am definitely not going to add in.
 
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I'm just doing a search trying to find a good recipe for pumpernickel and all of them call for molasses thus far, which I am not fond of either.
There are a lot of subs for molasses. I use honey, sorghum, molasses, and maple syrup pretty much interchangeably, but brown sugar is a good substitute, as is dark Karo syrup.
 

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There are a lot of subs for molasses. I use honey, sorghum, molasses, and maple syrup pretty much interchangeably, but brown sugar is a good substitute, as is dark Karo syrup.
I do like the dark color in the pumpernickel bread I buy at the store, but hoping the cocoa powder and coffee I found in one recipe to be enough to do that. There are just so many variations. I have light brown sugar on hand and honey, but that's not going to give me a very dark color. I have never used sorghum, don't know what it looks like, and don't have any idea what else I would use it for.
 

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I do like the dark color in the pumpernickel bread I buy at the store, but hoping the cocoa powder and coffee I found in one recipe to be enough to do that. There are just so many variations. I have light brown sugar on hand and honey, but that's not going to give me a very dark color. I have never used sorghum, don't know what it looks like, and don't have any idea what else I would use it for.
Here's mine:

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I use it anywhere I'd use maple syrup, like pancakes and waffles, and I also use it in breads, in place of sugar. I've even used it in pizza dough, but my favorite thing is to mix it with a big pat of butter and use it as a spread on buttermilk biscuits.

I can't get it at the grocery store, but it's a common item at all the farmers markets around here.
 

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Here's mine:

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I use it anywhere I'd use maple syrup, like pancakes and waffles, and I also use it in breads, in place of sugar. I've even used it in pizza dough, but my favorite thing is to mix it with a big pat of butter and use it as a spread on buttermilk biscuits.

I can't get it at the grocery store, but it's a common item at all the farmers markets around here.
I could Google it, but what is it made of? I know it's an old fashioned thing, but I can't think of what it's used in.
 

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I'll add that of all those syrup sweeteners, sorghum is by far my favorite. It's not even close.
 

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Its impossible to find here except from specialist on-line sources (the flour and the seeds). I can't find sorgum syrup at all.
That does it. I know our next international trip, once we're comfy doing that, will include England. I'm making a list of things that are easy to find here but hard for you, and I'm bringing them with me, and when I get there, I'm going to knock a Waitrose delivery guy on the head, steal his coveralls and delivery van, and bring you some goodies. So far, I'm thinking tinned hominy (white and yellow) and now sorghum.

Yeah, I probably watched too many Avengers TV episodes as a kid (the Steed and Peel variety, not Captain America and Iron Man).
 

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That does it. I know our next international trip, once we're comfy doing that, will include England. I'm making a list of things that are easy to find here but hard for you, and I'm bringing them with me, and when I get there, I'm going to knock a Waitrose delivery guy on the head, steal his coveralls and delivery van, and bring you some goodies. So far, I'm thinking tinned hominy (white and yellow) and now sorghum.

Yeah, I probably watched too many Avengers TV episodes as a kid (the Steed and Peel variety, not Captain America and Iron Man).
Ugh at hominy. She doesn't even care for regular corn, and hominy is...weird tasting.
 
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