I take no responsibility for this panettone being untraditional. You can blame King Arthur Flour for that. I have never even had panettone so I just did exactly what they told me. I couldn't even pronounce panettone until Thurs evening so you can't really expect traditional from me. And yes, King Arthur okayed the Bundt pan too. And if that is the most egregious error of them all, I am perfectly fine with that. Sure, I could have tried to fashion one of those paper things but the Bundt pan was just too easy. It was the Bundt pan or a rum and raisin braid. My friend tut-tutted my braid - something about not challenging myself - so here we are.
The panettone was easier to make than I expected. You definitely want to use a mixer because it's an extremely sticky dough but it comes together quite nicely. I am actually not a fan of dried fruits but I tolerated their presence here. I soaked them in some rum and orange juice and the flavour of the bread itself was enough to get me to ignore the fruits. Christmas is hard when you don't like dried fruits!
Well, perhaps it's no so hard. There are lots of holiday breads below and they don't all contain dried fruits. Thanks Stacy for hosting this sweet holiday edition of Bread Bakers!
I did not make any changes to the King Arthur recipe so I won't post it here. Oh, wait, I did soak the fruit mix of orange juice and rum. You should definitely do that. More rum than orange juice. And I used lemon zest instead of Fiori di Sicilia as suggested in the tips.
- American-Style Panettone from Passion Kneaded
- Beehive Bread from Sara's Tasty Buds
- Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Chestnut Roll Wreath from Food Above Gold
- Chocolate Cherry Brioche Buns from Baking Sense
- Chocolate Swirl Babka from Cook's Hideout
- Cranberry Sweet Rolls from Food Lust People Love
- Estonian Kringle from I Camp in my Kitchen
- Finnish Nissua Bread from Gayathri's Cook Spot
- Fruit & Nut Sourdough from What Smells So Good?
- Ginger Orange Stollen from SpiceRoots
- Holiday Wreath with Sweet Nut Filling from Hostess At Heart
- Kugelhopf from Ambrosia
- Marzipan Stollen from Palatable Pastime
- St. Lucia Buns from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Stollen Bread from Sneha's Recipe
- Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls from A Day in the Life on the Farm/
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.