Topic: KEEPING RAISENS FROM SINKING TO BOTTOM


JOANDAVIS    -- 09-30-2008 @ 7:18 PM
  HI MY NAME IS JOAN AND I LOVE BAKING AND ACTUALLY HAD MY OWN COOKIE BAKERY FOR A FEW YEARS IN NEW JERSEY!SOLD MY OWN RECIPE THAT KEPT EVOLING INTO DIFFERENT PHASES FOR MANY YEARS--FINALLY CAME UP WITH A RECEIPE FOR A (SOFT CHUBBY GINGER AND CINNAMON FLAVORED COOKIES THAT HAD DIFFERENT VARIETIES FOR) SOME WITH CHIPS -SOME WITH A LOAD OF GREAT NESTLE CHOCOLATE SEMI-SWEET CHIPS AND ADDED BECAUSE MY 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ASKED ME TO THROUGH SOME RAISENS AND WALNUTS IN-WELL THEY VERE S BIG HIT-SOLD TO ALL THE A&P'S IN NEW JERSEY AND ZAGARS AND BALDUCCI  IN NEW YORK CITY-SADLY MY PARTNERS WERE NOT WONDERFUL LIKE THE COOKIES SO I SHUT IT DOWN CHANGED THE LOCKS AND TOOK MYSELF AND MT DAUGHTER HOME TO FAIRFIELD,CT---STILL BAKE LOTS OF THINGS,BUT AT A MORE PEACEFUL,PLACE!!(MY OWN KITCHEN!)I HAVE A BIG QUESRION FOR ANYONE OUT THERE-I JUST BAKED-I FOUND IN DIANA'S DESSERTS MARCY GOLDMANS RECIPE FOR A MAJESTIC AND MOIST NEW YEARS HONEY CAKE--(******MY PROBLEM IS NOT THE CAKE -I'LL MAKE IT TIME AND TIME ,BUT I PUT IN RAISENS AT THEY END(I LIGHTLY FLOURED THEM)AND STIRRED THEM IN AND BAKED THE CAKE WHICK WAS MOUTHWATERING--BUT WHY DO THE RAISENS ALWAYS SINK TO THE BOTTOM?!IF YOU KNOW A TRICK TO GETTING THE RAISENS TO GO THROUGH AND THROUGH THECAKE?

JOAN DAVIS


snoboard    -- 10-22-2008 @ 6:51 AM
  Joan, I've been told, and tried W/success that to stop any food item from sinking(i.e. nuts & chocolate chips) shake them first in a bag with flour in it, thus dusting them entirely.


monicachackal    -- 10-23-2008 @ 3:18 PM
  Just take some of your flour from the recipe and mix a small amount with the raisins (till they are pasty if they are wet or soaked in something). This will stop them from sinking to the bottom 100%.




This message was edited by monicachackal on 10-23-08 @ 3:19 PM


clmatt    -- 04-30-2012 @ 4:57 AM
  Im usually open to all kinds of food, but I hate raisins :P or other dried fruit, thanks for the tip though, will take it into consideration when making something for others.


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