- Add all the ingredients in order given except the raisins.
- Add raisins in on the "add in" beep.
- Bake on "sweet bread" setting.
After reading all the reviews I've decided to change the recipe just a bit as follows:
1 cup water
2 tablespoons margarine
2 cups All Purpose Flour; 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 tablespoons BROWN Sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup SOAKED raisins (I like the suggestion to soak them in RUM)
Yes these are minor changes but most of the reviews seem to recommend them, and I will follow the majority.
I'm going to try this using fresh strawberries rather than raisins. I can't seem to find any breadmaker recipes that utilize fresh strawberries. For recipes with raisins, I find they mix much better if separated well and added directly after liquid ingredients. The first time, I added them during the "add ingredients" beep, as the recipe indicated. But, they did not mix throughout the dough and were only on the outer crust, most remaining in the bottom of the pan.
The whole family liked this bread, I thought it made good toast too. Heeded many of the suggestions: plumped up the raisins in hot water, doubled the cinnamon, used 2 C white flour and 1 C whole wheat, and put all the ingredients in at once (incl raisins) and voila. And yes it does smell terrific when it's baking!