Pumpernickel Raisin bread

Anyone know of a nearby bakery or grocery that sells it and is open?


Will I have to make it myself??


if you do, make me a loaf, please.


jimmurphy said:

Anyone know of a nearby bakery or grocery that sells it and is open?

 They used to carry one at Zaro's in Newark Penn Station but that is not local, nor do I know if it is open.  I did see one, but didn't buy it, in ShopRite, which has their own bakery and also imports from elsewhere.  There's a Russian food store, Babuschka's, in the ShopRite strip mall in Livingston that has lots of Russian/Lithuanian breads, but I don't remember seeing it.  (If I do when I go, I"ll update this.)


I used to get it all the time as a kid. Haven't had it in ages.  Called it 'Raisin pumpernickel' though. Now I'm craving it too, darnit...


dianaid said:

jimmurphy said:

Anyone know of a nearby bakery or grocery that sells it and is open?

 They used to carry one at Zaro's in Newark Penn Station but that is not local, nor do I know if it is open.  I did see one, but didn't buy it, in ShopRite, which has their own bakery and also imports from elsewhere.  There's a Russian food store, Babuschka's, in the ShopRite strip mall in Livingston that has lots of Russian/Lithuanian breads, but I don't remember seeing it.  (If I do when I go, I"ll update this.)

 Thanks Dianaid! I’ll make some calls later this morning.


sprout said:

I used to get it all the time as a kid. Haven't had it in ages.  Called it 'Raisin pumpernickel' though. Now I'm craving it too, darnit...

Yeah, I think your name is more common. Didn’t know until yesterday that this is a New York bread. I haven’t had it in years either. Being cooped up has me thinking about foods from childhood for some reason.


Looks great! What recipe did you use? I actually have never made bread before, but that is tempting... 


sprout said:

Looks great! What recipe did you use? I actually have never made bread before, but that is tempting... 

 https://app.ckbk.com/recipe/thes35650c07s009r001/raisin-pumpernickel

I’ve never made bread either. I told my wife last weekend that I “could follow any recipe”, so I had to follow through.

Truth be told, it wasn’t a lot of “work”, but I did not expect all of the time for the dough to rise. Over 8 hours in total! Kind of a time-sink, but what else do we have to do? ;-) 

Start early if you do it. I started mid-afternoon - huge mistake!

Tasted very good though. Two loaves left!


you didn't make them in a bread loaf pan?


I like mine with walnuts or pecans, the way I first had it from the bakery at Bloomingdale's. Yum, this looks like a fun project.


The_Soulful_Mr_T said:

you didn't make them in a bread loaf pan?

 Recipe said 3 round loaves.


The only thing that drove me a bit nuts was that it called for 3 separate rise times - 4 hours, 2 hours, 2 hours.

if I do it again I'll see if I can find a different recipe.  




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