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Sunday, December 12, 2010


Panettone is a fruity Italian loaf often eaten at Christmas time. I especially love Panettone toasted, and it makes the best French toast I've ever eaten! (French toast with Italian bread, made by a Kiwi in Japan - how's that for fusion cuisine?!) I make this recipe in my bread-maker, and it turns out very well.

3/4 cup warm water
6 tablespoons oil
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
3 cups bread flour
1 packet dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon almond essence
1/4 chopped almonds (or walnuts)
1/4 raisins
1/4 lemon and orange candied peel
(you can add glace cherries and angelica too if you like)

Put everything in the bread-making machine and run the light crust setting.
(Of course you could make this by hand if you don't have a bread-making machine.
Just follow the instructions for any sweet bread recipe.)


  1. Thanks for the recipe, Cathy. We do have a bread machine, too. We often used to buy panettone back in Australia, and I'm pleased to see that it's also available here in Santiago in the supermarkets. The Chilean Christmas cake is called pan de pascua, which is comparatively dry, but very tasty. There are many recipes available for it on Internet, if you'd like to try it out.

  2. You made this in a BREAD MACHINE. I never thought about doing that. That is the solution for us, as I was just discussing with Marcelo that our little bench-top oven wouldn't cook it properly, so we've stuck with just buying them. Still good, but without the true satisfaction of having made one! This Panettone looks so tall. Great! Gayle