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Apple Juice Raisin Bread

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trailrunner's picture

Apple Juice Raisin Bread


Lovely dough enriched with both powdered milk and mashed potato flakes. All of the liquid is apple juice. Easy to knead and rises beautifully.

Marni's picture

Those look great.  Can you share the recipe/formula?


trailrunner's picture

Here is the recipe. I have made these for over 20 yrs. I can't remember where I got it.



3c apple jiuce

2 c raisins

1/2 c butter or margarine

2 pks reg yeast ( sub 5tsp active dry)

3t vanilla

2 eggs lrg

6c unbleach flour

1c reg oatmeal

1c mashed pot flakes

1c powdered milk

1c chopped nuts I use pecans

1/3 c sugar

3tsp salt regular

1tsp cinnamon


Heat juice and soften raisins in the juice. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 c warm water.  Check temp and when it is 110 add yeast, butter, sugar, salt cinn. and eggs and vanilla.  Mix well. Have the flour, potato, milk powder, oatmeal in another large bowl. Pour all liquid in and stir to make a mass. Will clean bowl. May sprinkle on more flour as you go but should be a nice soft pliable dough. I usually spray my hands with oil as I knead. It becomes lovely after 10 min or so. Knead in nuts. Let rise 1 -1 1/2 hrs. This rises beautifully. de gas and shape boules Makes 4 loaves. Rise again 1 1/2 hrs. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Cover with foil if gets too dark at the end. I also double this recipe and use a 13 qt bowl. It is a WORK OUT ! caroline