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A dark, sourish bread made from whole, coarsely ground rye.

[German, probably from dialectal, term of abuse : obsolete Pumper, breaking wind (from dialectal pumpern, to break wind, from Middle High German, to knock, frequentative of pumpen, of imitative origin) + German Nickel, goblin; see nickel.]


(Cookery) a slightly sour black bread, originating in Germany, made of coarse rye flour
[C18: from German, of uncertain origin]


(ˈpʌm pərˌnɪk əl)

a coarse, dark, slightly sour bread made of unbolted rye.
[1750–60; < German pumper(n) to break wind + Nickel hypocoristic form of Nikolaus Nicholas (compare nickel); presumably applied to the bread from its effect on the digestive system]
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rye bread - any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour


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After leaving college he became Private Secretary to Lord Binkie, and was then appointed Attache to the Legation at Pumpernickel, which post he filled with perfect honour, and brought home despatches, consisting of Strasburg pie, to the Foreign Minister of the day.
The same could be said of Sinclair's style, which is occasionally as dense and chewy as a pumpernickel bagel, as in, when describing Nevada City, "weekend tourists take brunch in revamped saloons with sepia photographs of the mining days" or when Ingrid Bergman "wrestles the big cone of sweating roses into submission.
The liquid sourdough starter is used as an ingredient in the batard and pumpernickel recipes, although dry sourdough starter can also be used.
PUMPERNICKEL (Makes two 615g loaves) TIMINGS: Mixing and kneading: 8min First rising: 1hr Proofing: 16-20hrs Baking: 6hrs DTo INGREDIENTS: 300g (2 cups) dark rye flour 150g (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose (plain) flour 50g (generous 1/4 cup) precooked bulgur wheat 500g (generous 2 cups) water at 80F (25degC) 120g liquid sourdough starter (or 25g/2tbsp dry sourdough 10g (2tsp) salt 60g (1/4 cup) clear honey 40g (1/4 cup) mixed seeds (anise, coriander, fennel, and caraway) Butter for greasing METHOD: You will need two loaf pans with sliding lids, each 6 1/2 x 3 x 3 inches (17 x 7.
Visitors were treated to an array of street entertainers including a comedy circus show by the Great Mandavi, Blunderfudge and his human cannonball, a crazy science show from Professor Pumpernickel and many more amazing performances.
5 BREAD is an international favourite, with varieties including pumpernickel from Germany, the French baguette and the Indian chapati.
At the Pumpernickel project, which was not included in the sale, AER has terminated its private leases and kept its two BLM leases.
Bread is in the Oven" with Robin Wiper features Salmon or Veggie Chowder with Quick Pumpernickel Baguettes; Grandma's Beef-Barley-Lentil Stew with Caraway Puffs; and Northwest African Chicken Chili with Artisan Green Olive Levin Bread.
Heart Healthy Pizza offers a variety of crust recipes including whole wheat, pumpernickel or rye, corn polenta, and rice and potato.
The German menu had starter of leg of goose, walnut, pumpernickel, quail egg, quail breast, parsley and truffles; main course, fillet and leg of suckling pig, ceps, potatoes, chervil root, tomato and carrot; dessert, assiette of plum and Tonga bean, with chocolate and mace.
To celebrate, Mr Feldmeier and his wife decided to spread the paste onto dark rye bread, or pumpernickel, and sprinkle a bit of salt on it, before tucking in.