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Re: Nuts/Fruits in ABM

Patty Perkins <Pperkins@cris.com>
Sun, 08 Sep 1996 10:23:39 -0700

I don't have a Panasonic ABM, but based on what you said I assume your 
machine doesn't have a 'beeper' that goes off about 5 minutes before the 
end of the second kneading cycle.  I think that '5 minutes before' is the 
time you need to hit so things aren't 'dust' and you can actually see 
that you have pieces of stuff in there (same with raisins, etc).  
Hopefully your ABM manual either tells you the lengths of the various 
cycles so you can just set a kitchen timer to catch it 5 minutes before; 
otherwise you might have to make a loaf of something else when you are 
around to time the different cycles yourself so you know when to jump.

Hope that helps --- that 5 minutes before it starts to rise gives it 
enough time to incorporate stuff throughout the dough, but not enough to 
beat it into pulp!


From: BunnyMama@aol.com
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 
to keep it from pulverizing all the interesting additions I put into my
bread?  Dried cranberries, nuts, seeds, olives all become invisible in 
finished product.  The bread is good, but severely lacking in texture.  
operating manual doesn't address the problem.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

Sharon O.