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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Panettone Recipe / Italian Christmas Bread Recipe / Christmas Panettone Bread Recipe

Panettone Recipe /  Italian Christmas Bread Recipe / Christmas Panettone Bread Recipe

Ingredients for the fruit mixture
Raisins-1 cup
Dry cranberry-1/2 cup
Dry cherry-1/2cup
(As my raisins got over so i used cherry .Originally recipe has 3 different varieties of raisins used)
Fresh orange juice-3/4 cup
(Soak all the above ingredients in orange juice overnight.Before adding to the dough squeeze out the excess juice out.)
Poolish (PRE-FERMENT)
Sour cream -1/2 cup
Yeast -2tsp
Maida/All purpose flour-3/4 cup
(Combine the above ingredients together,mix it well,cover it with a plastic wrap & rest it in a warm place for 1 hour)
Final dough
Butter-11 tbsp
Sugar-1/3 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Eggs-2
Egg yolk-4
Salt -1/2tsp
Maida-3 cups & ( 2tbsp for dusting)
Zest of one arrange
Zest of one lemon

Panettone Recipe /  Italian Christmas Bread Recipe / Christmas Panettone Bread Recipe

Method
Pre.heat your oven to 400 deg.Beat butter & sugar till smooth.Add the essence,egg,egg yolk & beat it for another 2 minutes.Now add the flour & the poolish knead it well.As i don't have a stand mixer i used my kitchen counter top to knead the dough.After kneading well add the soaked fruit mixture,orange & lemon zest.
Dust your kitchen counter top ,using your hand knead the dough to make sure the fruits are well incorporated.Cover it & rest it for 2 & 1/2 hours in a warm place until it doubles in size.Take the dough & put it into the prepared pans,press it well & leave it to ferment again for 1 hour.
As i don't have a panettone pan,i used my regular round cake pan lined it with a parchment paper both bottom & sides.The parchment paper on the side portion was a bit higher than the Pan's brim because the dough will rise above the pan while fermenting.
Make a X mark on top of the bread & place a very small cube of butter at the middle.Now bake the dough at 400 deg. for 20 minutes,then reduce the temperature to 350 deg bake for 10 minutes.Place a foil loosely on top of the bread & bake it for 20 minutes.
Each oven temperature varies,make sure you don't burn.Bread is done if your tooth pick inserted in the middle & comes out clean.
Remove from oven cool completely & then cut.
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