Panettone | Italian Sweet Christmas Bread With Dry Fruits and Nuts

Panettone - An Italian Christmas Delicacy

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nus
  • 1/4 cup few golden raisins, candied pineapple

Combine in a medium bowl water and yeast and let stand until the yeast is completely dissolved.To this add 1 cup flour. Cover and keep it in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

     Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.Beat in eggs , one at a time Add salt, lemon zest and flour , beat with dough hook for about 5 minutes. Stir in dry fruits and nuts.Cover the bowl  with a cloth and let the dough rise about 2 hours or until almost doubled in size. Place in 2 greasesd 9 inch tube pans or greased 6 cup coffee cans and let rise until puffy. (I used springform pan for this,worked just fine).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly brush the top of the bread with melted butter. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes.
Adapted from Joy of cooking

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  1. Real yummy cake....

  2. Wow perfectly done n this is in my to do list!!!
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  3. Looks so yummy. Would love a slice for my morning breakfast

  4. Classic fruity bread,love the texture..yum

  5. This is gorgeous and I have included it in my Mouth Watering Mondays post. Come on over to see it at Cheers, Tara

  6. Your blog about Italian fruit cake is really awesome. I love this recipe very much.I will definitely try this recipe. The process of your cake is very simple and easy. I like Italian culture, tradition, italian food etc . Last summer I have visited Italy as well as I have visited Italian restaurant. I have enjoyed Italian food very much.


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