Adding fruits and nuts to dough

Adding fruits and nuts to dough

Submitted by pmiker on December 9, 2015 – 4:45pm.

I make a cinnamon raisin nut bread that folks like around here.  I make a sweet dough, knead it and add cinnamon chips, nuts and raisins. The raisins are plumped and allowed to drain and dry for an hour or so.  I still find that the raisins tend to over hydrate the dough and cause a sticky mess.  I’m contemplating hand folding them in.  Would anyone have a suggestion?  I use an Ankarsrum mixer and make 4 to 6 1.5 lb loaves at a time.