… yes, bread, but this time it´s not Italian at least… I need to find an element of surprise here and there!
My bread-making book barely has an unmarked corner so I need to start getting productive to feel I´m making a dent in my infinite to-cook list.
This time, the chosen bread was pumpernickel.
I was a bit apprehensive about the use of strong coffee in the dough… to say the least, in my head it when something like “what the #$%?” when I read the ingredients list. It also had fennel seeds, which didn´t quite convince me so I used coriander seeds instead.
But I love a good challenge, so I decided to go for it despite my reservations. The result was good, but the flavor is a bit too strong for my liking… maybe it´s the coriander seeds, I don´t know, and I still don´t know what the coffee is doing there.
And the book said I had to wait 24 hours to slice the bread, which was pure torture, so that probably added to my blah feeling about the bread. I mean, if I have to wait a whole day to eat something, it´d better blow my mind!
Don´t get me wrong, it´s not bad, it´s just not as good as I had thought and it´s better if sliced thinly and eaten with a bit of cream cheese and something fresh like confit tomatoes or something like that.
So I´m not giving you the recipe I used this time around since I´m not 100% convinced and I wouldn´t forgive myself for giving you a so-so recipe.
Though I am giving you a link to Deb´s pumpernickel recipe in case you are interested since it doesn´t have any coffee or fennel seeds, so I´m sure it´s much better 😉
Hopefully next time, I can give you a killer recipe, until then…