When we saw a loaf of pumpernickel bread on the quick-sale rack at the grocery store, we had to give it a try. My 3-year-old had heard a song about it on "Barney and Friends," but she said she thought it was a pretend food. To be honest, it's not that good plain. So we decided to pump up our pumpernickel. We actually ended up with a yummy and unique twist on the usual garlic toast.
Sliced pumpernickel bread
Butter or spread
Grated Parmesan cheese
Spread butter on slices of bread. Sprinkle with garlic powder. (Don't be shy. I liked the ones with a stronger garlic flavor best.) Sprinkle with cheese. Place on baking sheet under heated broiler for a couple of minutes. This is the only hard part. The bread is already dark, so it's hard to tell when it's browned. Just watch it.