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for 1-pound loaf
Accurately measure all ingredients. For flour, first stir it, then spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off. Reserve ¼ flour.
Drain the pineapple well and reserve the juice for the liquid.
Add ingredients to pan in the order suggested in the instructional manual. Recommended cycle: BASIC/WHITE bread cycle; light setting.
It is all right to open the machine and touch the dough to check its consistency. Do this after about 5 minutes into the KNEAD cycle. The dough should form a soft ball around the kneading blade. If it is too dry, add pineapple juice ½ to 1 tablespoon at a time; if it is too wet, add 1 tablespoon of the reserved ¼ cup of flour at a time. Makes one 1-pound loaf.
Nutrient Analysis. One 1-ounce serving provides 77 calories, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 1 g dietary fiber, 21 mg calcium, 95 mg potassium, and 172 mg sodium.
**One 8-ounce can of drained crushed pineapple is equal to about ½ cup of fruit. It may be necessary to add water to the pineapple juice to achieve ½ cup of liquid. Mr. Maskil suggests that if the machine does not have a pre-warming feature, heat the pineapple and juice to 105°F before adding it to the bread pan.
***Fruit-Fresh is ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, which acts as a dough conditioner. Ascorbic acid is also present in the pineapple juice, so if you don't have Fruit-Fresh on hand, you may want to try this recipe without it, before making a special purchase.
For this recipe, the dough needs to be checked during the kneading cycle. It may be necessary to add some of the reserved ¼ cup of flour.
Add almonds at the audible signal of the fruit and nut cycle or 5 minutes before second kneading stops.
For lighter crust color, remove the bread 3 to 4 minutes before the baking cycle is completed.
Mr. Maskil also suggests that if your bread machine has a short basic cycle (2 hours, 15 minutes), turn off the machine when the first kneading is complete and restart it in order to give additional kneading time.