Harvest Loaf Part 2
After requesting and receiving some nice feedback last time, I applied some good tips with, I think, better results in crumb and flavor. Many thanks to trailrunner and JonJ!
trailrunner’s tips: I didn’t have a mister that I could use on food, so I just sprinkled in some moisture on the dried fruit before zapping it in the microwave for 30 seconds. I decided to try orange juice instead of just water, which worked nicely; also used a couple teaspoons of cinnamon, sprinkled over the fruit after rehydrating. This method worked much better as far as improving the flavor of the fruit and adding a bit of interest with the cinnamon.
Per JonJ: I tried to make good contact between the dough and fruit during lamination, which I think helped with cavitation too. I don’t think the crumb was quite as custardy, but it was still moist and I like the better contact between the fruit and nuts with the dough.
The dough definitely seemed a little heavier, but I included a few more add-ins this time (raisins and walnuts in addition to the others, although I had to use dried cherries instead of cranberries since I used all those last time). The tighter crumb will work better in the toaster.
All in all, a better bake as far as crumb and flavor! Many thanks for the much-appreciated advice…so grateful for this forum!