Easter is when I think of brunch and special holiday baked goods. One of my favorite of these is Panettone, which is actually an Italian Christmas delight, but this is my blog so we’ll do it my way.
Any bread is a pain in the butt to make because of the kneading and the rising and the punching down, etc. Bread machines have eliminated all of that toil and, with a little bit of tweaking, you can coax out a beautiful Panettone.
Panettone (in the Bread Machine)
- 2 3/4 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons nonfat powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup candied peel
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pecans
- Add the first 8 ingredients to the mixing bowl in the bread machine.
- Add the yeast according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Close the machine and turn it on. If you have an option for "light" baking, use it as this dough browns readily.
- After the first mixing cycle (about 30 minutes) the machine will stop to allow the dough to rest. Add the fruit and nuts at this time.
- Check a half-hour or so later to see that they have gotten mixed in thoroughly. On some machines you may need to help it along a little with a spatula.
Some people will argue with me that the pecans are not authentic. They are right, but I love them. Omit them if you like. This stuff is REALLY good toasted with butter or made into french toast for a very special breakfast.
I have just tried this recipe, and found it to be easy and quite authentic, I swapped the pecans for almond slivers (didn’t have pecans). Did it on the sweet bread cycle of the bread maker. Singed a little on the base, used a grater to shave it off. “Good as new!”
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Thanks for the recipe.
Have a fantastic Christmas.
Made this today after looking through loads of Panettone recipes online. It worked perfectly (I omitted the pecans as I didn’t have any). Thank you so much for sharing. Think I will be making a few more of these over the next week!
So happy you liked it! I’m gonna make one myself today.
The first 2 ingredients are the same – is this correct?
Ouch! No. I recently translated the recipe to a new plug-in and I screwed up.
Thank you for catching this. It has been fixed.
I was wondering if you ever used chocolate instead of fruit chopped up inside the panettone?
Nope. Never tried it. Sounds yummy though.
Make sure you add it after the kneading is done though because the dough is warm and it will just blend it all in.
Can I substitute whole milk for powdered milk?
Thank you so much,
Sure. Just eliminate the powdered milk and replace the water with milk. That should do the trick.
Is the Panettone a 1 lb loaf OR a 1.5 lb loaf ?
Hi. Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I believe it’s 1-1/2 lbs. It fits the larger Panaconic-type bread machine.