The American Style Panettone Recipe is not just a recipe; it's a journey that brings together the joy of baking, the allure of the holiday season, and the warmth of sharing delightful treats with loved ones.
Start by measuring or weighing your flour accurately.
Combine the flour, water, and yeast to form a stiff dough.
If using a bread machine, let it knead for 5 minutes and then cancel the machine.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rise overnight (about 12 hours) until it becomes bubbly.
In the bowl of an electric mixer or a bread machine, combine the biga and all the other dough ingredients except the dried fruit.
Knead the dough until it becomes cohesive, even though it might appear gummy at first.
Don't worry if it doesn't form a perfectly smooth ball; a bit of sticking to the bowl is okay.
Place the dough in a greased bowl and let it rest for about an hour. The dough won't rise much, but that's perfectly fine.
Knead the dried fruit into the dough, either by hand or machine. Avoid overhandling to prevent excessive sugar release from the fruit.
Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes and then shape it into a round ball.
Create a hole in the center of the dough ball and slip it over the ring of a lightly greased 9" to 10" tube pan or monkey bread pan.
Cover the pan and let the dough rise for about 2 hours. It may not double in size, but it will puff up.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Bake the panettone for 25 to 40 minutes, tenting it with aluminum foil for the final 15 minutes if it's browning too quickly.
Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature, aiming for 190°F to 205°F.
Alternatively, use a cake tester; it should come out dry without wet dough clinging to it.
Remove the panettone from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before turning it out of the pan.
If desired, brush the top with melted butter for a soft, buttery crust.
Allow the panettone to cool on a rack and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar just before serving.
Serving Size 76g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The American Style Panettone Recipe is not just a recipe; it's a journey that brings together the joy of baking, the allure of the holiday season, and the warmth of sharing delightful treats with loved ones. As you knead, shape, and bake, you're weaving traditions and creating memories that will be cherished for years to come. So, this holiday season, let your kitchen become a canvas for magic, as you craft your very own American-Style Panettone – a true masterpiece of festive flavor.