The classic panettone is a Christmas dessert typical of Italy, made with a brioche-type dough, raisins and candied fruits. Despite the fact that the Italian panettone recipe is the original one, it has spread all over the world, obtaining other names, such as Christmas sweet bread or Christmas panettone, and some ingredients have been changed. For example, some make chocolate or chocolate chip panettone instead of using fruits and raisins (a good choice if, for example, a guest has a fruit allergy or doesn’t like candied fruit or raisins).
We can find it in most stores and supermarkets, but, like all cake, we can also make it ourselves at home and get a much tastier panettone. Go ahead and surprise your family and guests with this delicious dessert by following the simple steps on how to make the easy and best panettone recipe for the Christmas.
Ingredients for best panettone recipe:
- 40 g baker’s yeast
- 125g sugar
- 1/8 of a liter of warm milk
- 100 g of raisins and 50 g of chopped almonds
- 4 yolks
- 500 g of flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 100 g of lemon and 100 g of orange confit and chopped
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 125g soft butter
- Grated rind of a lemon
You will need:
Steps to follow:
To start this recipe for Christmas panettone or Christmas panettone, you have to crumble the yeast into pieces and dissolve it in the warm milk along with a tablespoon of sugar. Next, cover it and let it rest for 5 minutes to rise.
The next necessary step in preparing this fantastic easy and fluffy Christmas panettone is as simple as starting to knead the flour with the yeast mixture, the remaining sugar, the egg yolks, the vanilla sugar, the grated lemon rind and the salt.
Then, to continue with this delicious recipe for panettone or Christmas panettone, add the butter and knead the dough again for another 5 minutes. If you see that the panettone dough is not thick enough, at this point, you can continue adding more flour until you get the perfect texture.
Let the panettone or Christmas sweet bread dough rest for half an hour so that the yeast takes its effect and the dough begins to rise.
The next step to make Christmas panettone is to add to the dough that we already have this dessert’s soul: candied fruits, raisins and almonds. First of all, you should wash the raisins with hot water and dry them perfectly with absorbent paper. Then, add them to the pasta with the candied almonds, lemon and orange and knead the dough again to be evenly distributed.
Once you have introduced the candied fruit and the other ingredients and have distributed them throughout the dough, you must put it in a bowl and cover it with a cloth, letting it rest again for 20 more minutes.
When it has rested, you will have the panettone dough fully prepared. You will simply need to bake it to enjoy its fantastic Christmas flavor. First of all, you should grease the inside of the mold with butter to prevent it from sticking to its walls when baking. Spread it with a spatula and when it is completely greased, add the dough inside.
While you add the dough to the mold, you can preheat the oven to advance time. Put it at 200 ºC so that it reaches the ideal temperature sooner to make Christmas panettone.
Once you have put the dough in the mold, spread a little softened butter on the surface of the panettone that protrudes. It is easier to do it with the help of a brush, but if you don’t have it at home, you can do it with a spatula.
You are just finishing learning how to make homemade and easy panettone. You just have to keep in mind that you have to make two cross-shaped cuts in the center before putting the center’s panettone. It looks as close as possible to the originals and uploads better. Once you have done it, but the oven at 180 ºC and put the panettone in the oven. Keep an eye on it since each oven can vary in its power and heat distribution, but in principle, it will take around 1 hour before removing it from the oven for it to be well done.