Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Panettone (Italian X'mas Bread) 节日糕点


Panettone, a traditional Italian Christmas bread is suitable for breakfast, tea or as a dessert.  This recipe reminds me of  Kugelhopf, a southern German, Austrian and Swiss term for bundt  or marble cake which also consists of a soft yeast dough with raisins and nuts.   Making a Panettone is a long, long process as it takes many hours of proving in a warm place and after all my efforts, I was a bit disappointed that my Panettone didn't rise to a dome shape, instead it was a bit flat.  But the consolation was that it tasted soft and fluffy, when served warm.  As I couldn't find any Panettone paper moulds, I used an 8 inch springform cake pan and lined it with parchment paper with higher sides to give more room for the Panettone to rise.


Combine warm water and warm milk, sprinkle yeast over and let sit for 5 mins, or more.
Add 4 Tablespoons flour and 1 Tablespoon sugar to the yeast mixture, combine till thick, cover with clingwrap and let it sit till it turned bubbly and doubled in size, about 30 mins.


Using a ball whisk, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon and orange zest till well combined.
Add in the yeast mixture and whisk till well incorporated.
Using the dough hook of a stand mixer, put on low, add sifted flour and salt, then turn to medium speed and let it mix for about 5 mins.


Add room temperature cubed butter and mix till well incorporated.
After about 5 mins. add the raisins and citron peel, mix for abount 5 mins.
Transfer sticky dough onto a floured surface.


Add more flour if sticky dough is hard to handle, just lightly knead till it comes together.
Put the dough into a greased container and brush more oil on the surface to prevent a crust from formng.   Cover with clingwrap and let it prove in a warm place for about 2 to 3 hours or till tripled in size.
Once the dough has risen (a lot of bubbles at the base), dump it onto a floured surface.


Just pull the dough together, and place it into the parchment lined 8 inch cake pan.
Use a knife to make an 'X' on the dough and sprinkle on some butter or melted butter, cover with cling wrap and let it prove till  tripled in size.  About 2 to 3 hours.
After the dough has risen, apply egg wash and bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for  30 to 35 mins. till golden brown and test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
Let it cool in the pan before unmoulding onto a wire rack to cool.
Best to serve warm.










Recipe for Panettone 节日糕点     (adapted from 'here')

Ingredients

  • 375 gm plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 7 gm/1/4 oz dried yeast
  • 70 gm unsalted butter
  • 100 gm sugar
  • Zest from 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt (reduce if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel
Method  (Please refer to the steps in the above pictures)



This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate (Christmas 2014)
organised by 
Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and







Comments

  1. It looks perfect! I have heard about it but I have never tried:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks so festive and marvelous, Cheah.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yummy! Lovely bread ... it looks like a cake too. Soft fluffy texture. Wish I could have a slice ^-^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a cross between a cake and bread. Tasted yummy when served warm!

      Delete
  4. Cheah, Your panettone looks so pretty! Can I have a slice?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cheah,it still looks good! More like a cake :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, would be happier if it had risen to a dome shape!

      Delete
  6. Hi Cheah,

    Your panettone looks beautiful. Very festive!

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this bread a lot. Buy it every year, but have never tried making it myself. Ok, I have too many of your recipes on my must-do list already. If I add this on, I will start wishing for a bigger stomach soon so that I can eat more and cook more..lol! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, ha, so cute. Take your time and make or bake whatever you want to fancy.

      Delete
  8. WOW!! This is really impressive! You can use it to make bread and butter pudding too! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Cheah, beautiful panettone X'mas bread! I have yet to try this great recipe. Well, am bookmarking this and hope to try this wonderful bread the soonest possible. Thanks for sharing and cheers :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. So beautifully dressed. I love this panettone. :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Steamed egg with minced pork ~ 猪肉蒸水蛋

This is a super comforting home-cooked dish which requires only a few ingredients.   An easy to go recipe, I added minced pork to give the dish more volume.   Kids as well as adults will love the silken smooth egg interspersed with bits of juicy meat.   Great to serve over hot rice!




Steamed egg with minced pork  ~   猪肉蒸水蛋
Ingredients

150 gm minced pork2 chicken eggs -  100 ml without shell150 ml boiled, cooled water  (Ratio is 1:1.5)1/4 tsp saltsesame oil, pepperlight soya sauce to tasteMethod Season the minced pork with some salt.Whisk the eggs with water, strain it onto a plate.Mix in the seasoned minced pork.  Remove any air bubbles.When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the plate of eggs onto the steamer plate, close lid and turn the heat to the lowest.Steam for about 14 to 15 mins., check after 5 mins.  Jiggle the plate, if centre is wobbly, it's done.Remove from steamer, garnish with some spring onions, light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper.


Osmanthus Chiffon Cake ~ 桂花戚风蛋糕

In Chinese medicine, Osmanthus is well known to detoxify the body, improve dry skin and reduce phlegm.  I like the sweet and fresh fragrance of the Osmanthus and this is a simple recipe.  It's a dessert, it's a snack, it's a breakfast or anything you want it to be.  Enjoy!



Osmanthus Chiffon Cake ~ 桂花戚风蛋糕
Ingredients
(A)
6 large egg yolks
120 gm plain flour
3 Tbsp honey
100 ml vegetable oil
240 ml hot water
4 Tbsp Osmanthus flowers

(B)
6 large egg whites
120 gm caster sugar
1.1/2 Tbsp or 14 gm cornflour

Method
Boil 240 ml water together with 4 Tbsp dried Osmanthus flowers.  Strain out 160 ml tea and keep the flowers aside.  Let the tea cool.Sift the plain flour twice.Whisk the egg yolks with honey, then add in oil, Osmanthus tea.  Mix well together and then add in the strained Osmanthus flowers to blend in.  Sift in the flour, mix well.Combine sugar and cornflour.In a clean bowl, beat egg whites till foamy, add in half the cornflour and sugar mixture, then gradually add in the b…

Passion Fruit Cake ~ 百香果蛋糕

This is a simple light sponge cake, moist and soft, full of fruity aroma.  I baked them in a mini loaf pan, drizzled on some fresh passion fruit and finished off with a dust of icing sugar.  I added some pulp and seeds in the batter to give it more crunch and the result was a 'Yum'  .......definitely a keeper recipe for sure!






Passion Fruit Cake  ~  百香果蛋糕  
Ingredients

3 passion fruits100 gm caster sugar100 ml canola oil2 eggs50 ml plain yoghurt150 gm self-raising flour1 tsp  baking powder40 gm almond meal2 Tbsp seedsZest from a lemonSeeds and icing sugar to decorate  (optional)Method Press passion fruit pulp through a sieve, retain the juice and seeds.In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs, yoghurt and passion fruit juice till well combined.Sift flour and baking powder into the batter, mix on low speed.  Mix with a spatula and add in the lemon zest and almond meal.Add in 2 Tablspoons of seeds, mix till all ingredients are fully combined.Scoop the batter into an oiled a…