Sunday, December 13, 2015

Miniature Panettone ~ The Italian X'mas Cake

Oh dear, Christmas is getting near ! I can feel the mood is in the air and the weather is getting chill over here too. Last year, I made a fruit cake during this time of the year. However, I wanna tried making the panettone this year,  the Italian dessert. I remember the last time I made one, it was about 4-5 years ago but it wasn't tasted as good as this one here. I think the difference is I'm using half bread flour and half all purpose flour, which causing the texture isn't breaking apart so easily. Plus, this is the first time making sweet bread by mixing flour with butter to crumbly form before further process. The out come is overwhelming ! I found this wonderful recipe from Martha Stewart site.

Ingredients :
(A)
1 TB  instant yeast
100ml  warm milk
1/3 cup  all purpose flour

(B)
1 egg yolk
2 eggs
1 tspn  vanilla essence
1-1/2 cup dried mix fruits, soaked with 4 TB brandy overnight
(cranberries, raisins, candied citrus & cherries)

(C)
1 cups  all purpose flour
1 cup  bread flour / high protein flour
3 TB  sugar
a pinch of salt
170gm  cold butter, chopped

* Egg glazing : 1 egg yolk + 1 tspn milk
* icing for dusting

Method :
(1) combine ingredients (A), mix well then set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
(2) put ingredients (C) into mixer then blend till well cooperated to form dry crumb.
(3) now, beat together ingredients (B) into ingredients (A) till well mixed.
(4) next, add (A) & (B) mixture into ingredient (C) and let to knead till a sticky smooth dough is formed. Then leave to rest for 2 hours.
(5) once its ready, knead dough to release extra air bubbles then place it to working table.
(6) divide dough into 14 portions and place each into cupcake paper cups, then let to rest for another 30 minutes.

(7) brush on egg glazing  before baking them into a preheated oven at 200'C for the first 10 minutes then 175'C for another 10 minutes.

(8) leave to cool before dusting with icing sugar.

And finally, nom nom nom..... enjoying part of the masterpiece. Love how the texture turns out. Absolutely, soft, moist & delicious and smells really good too ! Hope you guys will love it too. Enjoy.

I'm sending this Zoe @ Bake For Happy Kids.

8 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

So soft and light..perfect crumb!

Pamela Palma said...

Dear Kristy! It certainly looks like the perfect panettone. Martha Stewart's recipes are always great. The mini version is just beautiful, I want to try them right away!! Too bad I don't have much time left! Big hugs

Zoe said...

Hi Kristy,

Would you mind linking your yummy panettone post with us at bake-along, http://www.bakeforhappykids.com/2015/12/panettone-italian-christmas-bread.html and also cook and celebrate at http://www.bakeforhappykids.com/2015/12/cook-and-celebrate-christmas-2015.html? Just mention in your post that your post is linked to these events with link back to us and submit your post accordingly.

Thank you :)

Zoe

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kristy,
Your panettone looks so soft and yummy! I always thought panettone is a little on the dry side, that is, until I made my own! Thanks for sharing with BA!

lena said...

hello kristy! indeed this bread recipe is a little diff from our usual method. It looks wonderful and loaded with dried fruits! and here's my early Merry Christmas to you dear!

ZazaCook said...

What a wonderful dessert for Christmas! These Italian mini cakes look so delicious! I would love to eat one right now!:)

My Little Space said...

Hi ZazaCook,
Welcome to my humble little space and thanks so much for your lovely compliment. Hope you'll like it.
Blessings, Kristy

Bakericious said...

looks yummy! Merry Xmas to you Kristy!

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