How to Make Italian Panettone For Christmas
Panettone is a sweet Italian Christmas bread made from brioche-like dough, raisins and candied fruit. Despite its Italian origin, panettone has spread throughout the world and is also known as Christmas fruit bread. It can be found in most shops and supermarkets. Still, like all desserts, you can also make it at home to get a much tastier panettone. Surprise your family and guests with this rich dessert by following the steps of this oneHOWTO article on how to make Italian panettone for Christmas.
To learn how to make Italian panettone as if you had been born in Tuscany, begin to prepare your Christmas fruit bread or Italian panettone by tearing the yeast into pieces and dissolving it in warm milk with a tablespoon of sugar. Then cover it and let it soak for 5 minutes until it floats.
Knead the flour with the yeast mixture, the remaining sugar, the egg yolks, the vanilla sugar, the grated lemon peel and the salt.
The next step to make your Italian Panettone is to add the butter and knead the dough again for 5 minutes, adding more flour if necessary.
Allow the Christmas fruit bread or panettone dough to rest for half an hour.
Rinse the raisins with hot water and dry them well. Immediately afterwards, add them to the dough with the almonds, candied lemon and candied orange. Knead again slightly.
The next step will be to cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 20 more minutes.
Butter the baking tin and pour in the dough, which will soon become the Christmas fruit bread or panettone.
Preheat the oven to 200 °C (392 °F) so it is at the right temperature to bake the Christmas panettone.
Using a brush, cover the surface of the dough with softened butter.
Using a knife, make two cuts in a cross formation in the center of the cake. Bake the Italian panettone for about 40 minutes and... you're done!
Learning how to make an Italian panettone is easy if you follow all these steps. The result will be so good no one will be able to put it down!
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