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Black Russian Pumpernickel Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M69-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

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  • An old-world bread, dark and flavorful, soft on the inside and crusty on the outside with a warm, nutty flavor.
  • "Unbelievably excellent! Best toast in the universe."
  • You don't have to go to the city to get great bread
  • Like the best delis or bakeries in New York or Chicago.
  • "Best black bread ever! The ultimate comfort food."
  • "Your friends will want more"


"I grew up in Chicago with fabulous delis and bakeries.  Now we're  not homesick anymore."

    "Any fan of black Russian bread will find this extraordinarily satisfying."

    Put this on your bucket list. It's an experience you don't want to miss.

    Look what you can make with this extraordinary bread:

      pigs in a blanket

       freestanding loaves

      black russian sandwich
      See what others say!


      "This is one of the best bread mixes I have ever baked. It goes well as toast with butter, as well as with soups, and used for sandwiches with corned beef, swiss, and sauerkraut."  Pat Van Loo 
      "This is an excellent, moist bread with a warm, nutty flavor. It's reminiscent of the bread served at Outback Steakhouse restaurants. . . .  We made it in our bread machine, and it worked flawlessly." Tiana A
      "The B R Pumpernickel bread was excellent. The bread was dark brown with a dense texture and a slight crust. The taste was slightly sweet and slightly sour. I used it for my own version of Dagwood sandwiches. 😀"  Archie Spivey
      This is your chance to make homemade Russian bread. Don't miss it. You and your family will love it. Guaranteed.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 148 reviews
      Barry Miller
      Superb way to get Russian Black Bread

      MUCH easier than trying to make the recipe from scratch. Have done that a number of times in the Bread machine in the past. This is perfect and works. Both are nice to have. Don't know anyone else who does this at any price.

      John Moses
      Guests enjoyed the black bread with dinner

      Used my bread machine to prepare the dough to bake in the oven. It was a big hit at our St Patrick’s dinner (even tho it wasn’t Irish soda bread). Also made a great corned beef sandwich!

      Laurie Randall


      Matthew Ballin

      Black Russian Pumpernickel Bread Mix

      Cherie ODonnell
      Old world delight

      A wonderful bread that is very true to the flavors and texture that grandmother made, without all the work. This is perfect with goulash or for a grilled .corned beef sandwich, and so much more.