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With the holidays fast approaching you have to whip up this delicious Panettone Recipe. Subtly sweet with raisins and candied oranges. The perfect brunch or breakfast recipe.

Panettone Recipe on serving stand with oranges and a tie around it.

If you have never tried a Panettone Recipe, now is your chance. You see them everywhere to buy, at least I do when I’m at the grocery store or bakery.

Now is your chance to try to make one at home. With simple pantry ingredients and some mix-ins, you can have this delicious sweet bread recipe at your holiday table!

We absolutely love this recipe, now it’s not super traditional to some families and is kind of a specialty but I love to bake it up from time to time.

I think it is a stunning recipe and tastes absolutely amazing with being sweet, but not overly sweet and perfect for your Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.

With raisins and candied oranges, it gives a nice hint of fruit flavor and texture that really makes this Panettone Recipe what it is.

Trust me, once you try this recipe it will quickly become one that you will want to be making for years to come!

Some of my other favorite morning/brunch bread recipes that we have on our site include: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Chocolate Chip Muffins and Overnight French Toast.

Overhead of Panettone Recipe dusted with powdered sugar and oranges on top.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With easy ingredients and some fun mix-ins, you will have bread like no other.
  • This can be doubled or tripled to give away as holiday gifts.
  • This makes nice big servings to feed a bunch!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Whole milk
Granulated sugar
Active dry yeast
Eggs
All-purpose flour
Unsalted butter
Raisins
Candied orange 

Ingredients needed to make a Panettone Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE A PANETTONE RECIPE:

  1. To make the panettone bread dough, add the warm milk, sugar, and yeast into a large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes until slightly frothy and bubbly. Add in the eggs and mix everything together well. 
  2. Then add in the flour. Stir everything together until a dough is formed.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for around an hour, until doubled.
  4. On a lightly floured clean work surface, pat out the dough to about ½ inch circle. Add 6 tablespoons of the butter on top. 
  5. Knead the dough for ten minutes, folding the dough over the butter until we get a very soft and elastic dough.
  6. Pat the dough out into a rough square shape about 1/4th of an inch thick. Add the candied orange and raisins on top. 
  7. Fold the corners of the dough around the filling. Continue kneading the dough until the fillings are distributed.
  8. Line the bottom of a 6-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Cut another piece of parchment paper that will be long enough to line the sides of the pan, 4 inches high. I find lightly greasing the bottom of the pan and the sides with cooking spray help to keep the parchment paper in place.
  9.  Place the dough ball into the prepared dish. Allow for further proofing until the dough gets doubled in size, about 1 hour in a warm place. The panettone will rise above the dish/parchment.
  10. Using a very sharp knife, score a cross mark across the entire top of the panettone. Place the remaining tablespoon of butter in the center.
  11. Bake at 350*F for 30 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 325 F. Bake for another 18-20 minutes. It will be ready once it is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center of the Panettone comes out clean.

Step by step photos on how to make a Panettone Recipe.

WHAT IS A PANETTONE RECIPE?

Panettone is a sweet bread recipe that has its roots originating in Italy. Traditionally made with oranges and raisins it is a bread recipe that is enjoyed around Christmas and New Year.

DO I NEED A SPECIAL PAN FOR THIS?

There are special pans for this recipe that you can buy but we find that using a simple 6-inch cake pan and some parchment paper works just fine.

This is the way we have always made it and it turns out perfect every time as the pan itself is deeper, although the dough will rise above it, that is what we want.

So no need to go out and buy anything special, other than a 6-inch cake pan if you do not own one just to make this recipe.

CAN I USE OTHER RAISINS?

Traditionally dark raisins are used but I’m sure that using golden raisins if you prefer them will not be a problem at all for this recipe.

WHERE DO I FIND CANDIED ORANGE?

You can find candied orange in your spice section at your local grocery. They come in various shapes but usually, they are cubed.

If you cannot find it there, you can easily order it off of amazon as well.

Overhead of Panettone Recipe with slice on plate and remainder off to side.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

It can also be frozen, to do this make sure your bread has fully cooled and then place it in a large freezer bag. This can be frozen for up to 3 months.

To defrost, let it sit on the countertop overnight. You can warm it back up in the microwave if you like.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure to not overbake this, it will dry out.
  • This is sweet without being overly sweet so it is great as breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack.
  • You do not need to buy a special pan for this as we bake in a 6-inch cake pan.
  • This needs to rise twice both until doubled in size.
  • This can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.

Pannetone Recipe on stand with a slice missing with orangs on top.

If you want a fun recipe that is unique, beautiful, and delicious then you have to make my Panettone Recipe for the upcoming holiday season.

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Panettone Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Rise Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes
With the holidays fast approaching you have to whip up this delicious Panettone Recipe. Subtly sweet with raisins and candied oranges. The perfect brunch or breakfast recipe.
 
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • To make the panettone bread dough, add the warm milk, sugar, and yeast into a large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes until slightly frothy and bubbly. Add in the eggs and mix everything together well.
  • Then add in the flour. Stir everything together until a dough is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for around an hour, until doubled.
  • On a lightly floured clean work surface, pat out the dough to about ½ inch circle. Add 6 tablespoons of the butter on top.
  • Knead the dough for ten minutes, folding the dough over the butter until we get a very soft and elastic dough.
  • Pat the dough out into a rough square shape about 1/4th of an inch thick. Add the candied orange and raisins on top.
  • Fold the corners of the dough around the filling. Continue kneading the dough until the fillings are distributed.
  • Line the bottom of a 6-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Cut another piece of parchment paper that will be long enough to line the sides of the pan, 4 inches high. I find lightly greasing the bottom of the pan and the sides with cooking spray help to keep the parchment paper in place.
  • Place the dough ball into the prepared dish. Allow for further proofing until the dough gets doubled in size, about 1 hour in a warm place. The panettone will rise above the dish/parchment.
  • Using a very sharp knife, score a cross mark across the entire top of the panettone. Place the remaining tablespoon of butter in the center.
  • Bake at 350*F for 30 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 325 F. Bake for another 18-20 minutes. It will be ready once it is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center of the Panettone comes out clean.

Notes

  1. Make sure to not overbake this, it will dry out.
  2. This is sweet without being overly sweet so it is great as breakfast, brunch or as an afternoon snack.
  3. You do not need to buy a special pan for this as we bake in a 6-inch cake pan.
  4. This needs to rise twice both until doubled in size.
  5. This can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Baked Good, Breads
Cuisine Italian

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