''The warm fluffy texture will blow your mind!''
what you need:
– Ingredients for yeast starter: – 3/4 cup warm milk – 3 tsp dry active yeast – 1/4 cup sugar – 3/4 cup all-purpose flour – Ingredients for rest of bread: – 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk – 1/2 cup sugar – 2 tsp vanilla – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 tsp lemon zest – 1 tsp orange zest – 1 cup golden raisins – 1 cup craisins dried cranberries – 3 1/4 cup flour – 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
Start off by combining the yeast with warm milk. Let it sit in a warm place until it becomes frothy. Then add a little bit of sugar and flour. Now mix it and let it sit in a warm place for 30 minutes. This will be the yeast starter.
In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and orange zest.
Now add in the yeast starter, raisins, and golden raisins. At this point lightly mix it with a spatula.
Now toss in the rest of the flour and melted butter and combine all the panettone bread ingredients.
Next, grease a large bowl with oil and place the sticky panettone bread dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for about one hour.
Now line a springform pan with parchment paper and place the panettone dough inside. Let it stand for another hour. Then grease with melted butter.
Bake at 340 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
Panettone is often served for breakfast or as a sweet treat with tea or coffee. You can eat it by itself or slather on some softened butter and add a drizzle of honey on top.