Lazy question, because I could just try this - but does anyone know how a raisin loaf would turn out if you stuck the raisins in at the start along with everything else, without waiting the 45mins or so for the beeps to tell you when to put them in? The reason I ask is that I'd love to wake up to freshly baked raisin bread, but can't because of the blinkin' bleeps!
I made a hot cross bun loaf in the bread maker the other day and chucked the raisins in at the start, it was fine! Do you mind me asking what recipe you use? My Panasonic Recipe for spicy raisin bread comes out like a brick!