Devour the yummilicious taste of Italian Panettone!

Italy is famous for its wide varieties of food items such as chocolates, beverages, pizza, pasta, cake, and much more. The authentic Italian panettone is the must-try variety of cake if you ever plan to visit Italy. Panettone is typically an Italian Christmas cake offered throughout Italy and Italian communities around the world. It is a dome-shaped cake containing a large fruity enriched sweet bread. Having a light and airy texture, Italian panettone has a sweet and buttery texture. It is both chewy like bread and fruity sweet like a fruit cake.

 Here is the recipe to make authentic Italian Panettone:

INGREDIENTS

For the Fruit

  1. mixed dried fruits (currants, raisins, cranberries, dried cherries): 10 Ounces
  2. Finely chopped lemon and orange peel: 4 ounces
  3. Glace or candied cherries: 2 ounces
  4. 6 tablespoons of any liqueur or fruit juice of your choice.

For the Dough

  1. Dry yeast: 1 1/2 tablespoons
  2. Milk: 6 ounces
  3. Fine sugar: 1/4 cup
  4. Bread Flour: 4 cups
  5. Fine salt: 1 tablespoon
  6. Eggs: 6
  7. Unsalted butter: 10 ounces
  8. Whole almonds: 1 ounce

RECIPE

For preparing the Fruit:

  1. Put all the dried fruits and other fruit ingredients mentioned in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour liqueur or fruit juice, cover, and put it overnight in a cool and dry place.

 For preparing the Dough:

  1. Take a jug or a wide bowl and porn warmed milk into it.
  2. Sprinkle dried yeast and sugar.
  3. Stir it and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle salt into one side of the bowl and pour the frothy yeast mixture on the other side.
  5. Slowly mix, flour, salt, and yeast to combine the ingredients.
  6. Add the eggs and starting mixing faster and continue mixing until the dough smooths out.
  7. Keep mixing the ingredients at high speed while adding a few pieces of butter at a time.
  8. Mix for 5 more minutes until the dough becomes glossy, soft, and airy.
  9. Grease a large baking bowl with remaining butter.
  10. Slowly pour the dough into the greased bowl and scrap the leftover dough with a spatula.
  11. Cover the bowl with a tight lid and keep it in the fridge.
  12. Leave it overnight.

 For preparing the Panettone:

  1. Flour the workspace heavily and gently tip the dough out of the bowl.
  2. Spread it outwards with your fingertips.
  3. Work the dough a little to preserve its fluffiness.
  4. Strain the soaked fruits into an airy container and discard the juices.
  5. Place half of these strained fruits into the spread-out dough.
  6. Fold the dough and start rolling it lightly to evenly distribute the fruits.
  7. Spread the dough again with your fingertips and place the remaining fruits on it.
  8. The dough with me lumpy due to the clusters of fruits.
  9. Fold the dough again and start rolling into a roughly shaped ball.
  10. Grease the panettone tin or regular cake tin with butter.
  11. Gently place the dough in the greased tin and tuck almonds on the surface of the dough.
  12. Cover the tin loosely with a tea cloth.  
  13. Keep it in a warm place for 3 hours to let the dough rise above the tin.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  15. Mix the remaining eggs in 1 ounce of milk and brush over the surface of the cake.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes and then lower the heat to 300 F to bake again for 40 more minutes.
  17. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  18. Your yummilicious Italian panettone is ready to be served.
  19. Have fun!!

Buy online panettone to devour the taste and delight of this Italian bread which is the traditional Italian Christmas cake baked all around the world. Italian panettone is a sweet bread loaded with dried fruits, lemon zest, and raisins and baked in a cylindrical mold to give it a unique traditional appearance. It is a holiday treasure bread so many families across the globe.

 

Happy Baking!!

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