Tuesday, December 13, 2016

American-Style Panettone - #BreadBakers

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.

Here’s the html for the wording: #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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  1. What a lovely loaf, Kelly! I'm guessing the rum made it sooooo much better. I'm not a huge fan of the dried fruits either but I am a fan of rum. :)

  2. I love dried fruits, but I love them even more after they've been soaked in rum! Great addition to the recipe.

  3. It looks great! There are no panettone police so I'm pretty sure you're safe (unless of course you take it to Italy!)

  4. Wow, panettone in a bundt pan -- now that sounds doable. I wonder how I missed this recipe on KAF. Will have to try it out this season.

  5. This is a beautiful loaf of bread!

  6. I have never gone wrong with a King Arthur recipe and it looks as though they came through for you as well Kelly. That is a gorgeous loaf.

  7. We always get about 5 panettones floating around during the holidays!