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> Subject: Digest bread-bakers.v096.n038
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: BunnyMama@aol.com
> Subject: NEWCOMER
> Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 11:07:42 -0400
> I'm new to the digest, so you've probably already discussed this. But .
> . . one more time, please. I have a Panasonic ABM. Is there anything I
> can do to keep it from pulverizing all the interesting additions I put
> into my bread? Dried cranberries, nuts, seeds, olives all become
> invisible in the finished product. The bread is good, but severely
> lacking in texture. The operating manual doesn't address the problem.
> Any suggestions? Thanks.
> Sharon O.
Most ABM's have a fruit/nut cycle (or something similar). With this
cycle, the machine chimes just before the kneading ends and that is when
you have fruits, nuts, etc. This is to keep everything from getting
pulverized as you are getting.
If your Panasonic has this feature use it; if not, watch your machine
closely the next time you use it and note the time on the timer when the
kneading cycle finishes. Subtract about 4 minutes from that time and next
time you use the add-ins, put them in at the appropriate time.
You can't use the timed bake cycle, of course, but you don't end up with
raisin puree either. :)
Southampton County, Virginia, USA