How to make it

  • In microwave safe bowl, heat first 3 ingredients in microwave oven on high for 1 1/2 minutes,, stir once; cool.
  • In a cup, stir warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, with heavy duty mixer, beat 1 1/2 stick butter and 2/3 cup sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.
  • At low speed, add yeast mixture, flour, lemon zest, honey, salt, and vanilla.
  • Mix on high speed 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Beat in fruit mixture.
  • Place dough in greased large bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let dough rise in warm place until 1 1/2 times in volume. (2 1/2 to 3 hours)
  • Lightly butter two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 metal loaf pans.
  • On a floured surface, cut dough in half.
  • Shape each half into a oval and place in loaf pans.
  • Let rise in warm place 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • With knife score cross on each panettone; top each with one teaspoon butter.
  • Bake 35 minutes for loaves and 45 min for panetton molds.
  • Cool for 15 minutes in pans; turn out onto racks and cool completely.
  • If browning too much cover with foil for last 10 minutes of cooking.

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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    I love Panettone too...especially in the Winter season! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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  • dixiejet 12 years ago
    I LOVE Panettone !!! My mom buys me some from the local bakery every year for Christmas. Thanks for the post,zena !
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