Here are the two recipes I made in two different machines, with two different outcomes. I have also noted some tips from other bakers on how to get a loaf with evenly distributed raisins.
Today I made two recipes for Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
One recipe is from Allrecipes, the other is from The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook.
In the recipe below, I made the following changes:
Increased the cinnamon to 2 tsp.
Increased the raisins to 1 1/4 cup.
Put the raisins in a bowl and dusted the them with one tbsp flour taken from the 3 cups bread flour
Added the raisins BEFORE the beep while the batter was still wet.
Set the machine for 1 1/2 lb. loaf, light crust.
Note: When I made this recipe a while ago, I tried putting the raisins in at the beep. I peeked in and saw that the raisins were staying at the bottom of the mixing bowl. Risking life and limb, I put my hand in the bowl while the paddle was mixing and attempted to press and knead the raisins into the dough. I was successful, but would not suggest doing it.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread IIhttp://allrecipes.com/recipe/cinnamon-raisin-bread-ii/
|1.||Add all ingredients, except raisins, in the order given above, or as directed in your bread machine manual. Set the bread maker on Sweet Dough setting.|
|2.||Add the raisins at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.|