I was thinking that the potato soup we had the other day really needed a more suitable bread than the everyday white loaf that we had with it. Pumpernickel came to mind but I’m lazy so it would be more correct to say bread machine pumpernickel came to mind. Google brought this one to my attention. I didn’t have quite a third cup of molasses but I made do. Having none, I left out the instant coffee powder. I suppose I could have subbed coffee for the water in the recipe. This is one of the simplest pumpernickel recipes I’ve come across and it turned out very well.A side benefit to having pumpernickel bread on hand is that it is among the very best late night TV watching snack foods when paired with a nice dill dip. When baked in a round loaf it is one of the finest party dishes – just hollow out the loaf, cube the bread you remove, and fill the hole with dip.