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sliced panettone bread on brown parchment paper
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Panettone

This sweet panettone is the best Italian Christmas bread you have ever tried!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
resting time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 389kcal
Author Dina

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Pour the milk into a bowl and warm it in the microwave so it reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Add 3 tsp of yeast to the warm milk and let it sit for a few minutes or until most of the yeast is soaked.
  • Lightly stir the milk with a whisk and add 1/4 cup of sugar. Then add 3/4 cup sifted flour.
  • Stir the mixture until well combined and let it sit in a warm place for about 20-30 minutes to let it rise. I put it in 110 degree oven.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the eggs and egg yolk, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, salt, and the zested orange and lemon. Lightly mix with a spatula and add the risen yeast starter.
  • Add the craisins and golden raisins and stir just to combine.
  • Then add in 3 1/4 cup sifted flour and melted butter and mix it using the hook attachment.
  • Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and make it into a ball. (The dough will be very sticky). You don't need to kneed it for a long time, just enough to form it into a ball.
  • Grease a large bowl with olive oil and place the dough into it. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top of the dough, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Line the bottom of a spring form pan with parchment paper. Then line the sides with a folded piece of parchment paper to support the bread while it rises in the oven. The parchment paper should go about 4 inches above the top rim of the spring form pan.
  • Place the dough into the spring form pan, make a cross slit at the top and brush it with a little bit of melted butter. Let it rise for 1 more hour in a warm place. Then put it into a 340 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.7mg