My Unforgettable Experience With Panettone Bread!!!

Needed ingredients:

375 ml/1 1/2 cups lukewarm water

1 1/2 tbsp granulated yeast (1 1/2 packets)

1 1/4 tbsp kosher salt

170g/1/2 cup honey

8 eggs, lightly beaten

225g/1 cup/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/2 tsp orange extract

2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1050g/7 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I used half strong white bread flour and half plain flour – this roughly replicates the protein level found in North American all purpose flour)

2 cups mixed dried and/or candied fruit, chopped (suggest a combination of two or more of sultanas, dried cranberries, dried sour cherries, candied peel – use about 50% candied peel and 50% other stuff).

Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)

Coarse sugar (demerera works well) for sprinkling on the top of the loaf


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