Currant Panettone

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Panettone is Italian Christmas bread but it is just fine any time of the year for breakfast or afternoon tea. Delicious!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 1 cup lukewarm water
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1/3 cup currants
    • 1/3 cup sultanas
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
    • melted butter (to brush, optional)

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine yeast, water and caster sugar. Cover and let stand 10 minutes, or until foamy. Add eggs, yoghurt, vanilla, lemon zest and salt. Mix well. Stir in flour a little at a time until dough forms into a manageable ball. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary, until dough is soft and pliable but not sticky.
    2. Place dough in a large, lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    3. Lightly grease a round 20cm cake tin. In a small bowl, toss dried fruit with icing sugar. Punch down dough, transfer to floured surface and knead in the fruit.
    4. Form dough into a ball, place in tin, cover loosely with the tea towel and let rise 30 minutes. (Loaf will rise above the tin sides.) Brush with melted butter, if desired. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Fantastic recipe! My only negative comment is that I too found it a little less sweet than what I have found in other can be cured easily with a 4 tbsp sugar or honey. The time is worth it!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. a nice moist bread! adding wholemeal flour also gives it a nice texture. we ate the whole thing in a couple of days. An excellent bread, great with butter and jam.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. This was a fantastic recipe! I used candied fruit. It was the BEST recipe for Panettone I have ever had! Tante Grazie, que benissimo!  -  14 Jul 2008