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Panettone Throwdown Update

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kensbread01

Panettone Throwdown Update

After my dubious results with Peter Reinhart's Panettone recipe (seen documented here: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/36332/throwdown-alert-battle-panettones  )  This was from Christmas morning 2013.

My wife's mother promised she would try on her own recipe that she cut out of a magazine in Lithuania.  I helped her with the mixing using my Bosch UP and she did vary from her recipe when she thought the dough was too dry... she added maybe 8 oz of milk.  I even allowed her to use my wild yeast starter along with two tablespoons of dry yeast.  I had no ideal what she was doing, I know she used 9 egg yolks (I only used 2).  And she never used the digital scale to measure her amounts, all was done with cups.  I think she mixed in bread flour and all purpose flour.

Here are the results:

 

She even made a little loaf in the background from some leftover dough.  The oven spring was spectacular.  At one point, we had to open the oven just to remove the top rack which was in the way of the bread rising.

Inside, the crumb was nearly perfect and the taste was just excellent.

I am totally baffled and humbled by her success.  I need to make this bread again before she goes back to Lithuania and find a better recipe using more egg yolks.

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Antilope

but I would bet yours tastes 100 times better. Beautiful loaf.

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dabrownman

makes some fierce Panettone...I don't think you want to be doing a throw down with her when she pulls 9 egg yolks out the fridge.  Tell her well done and Happy baking even though the rest of the family has to go on Lipitor:-)

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dosco

Are you thinking of posting the recipe? It would be educational, if nothing else.

 

Regards-
Dave

 

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kensbread01

I did not actually see her recipe while she was cooking...  but I assume she did not do this from memory.  Since she speaks very little English, the recipe is in Lithuanian.  Maybe I could scan it in and find some way of translating?

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Antilope

If you can get the recipe into text

http://www.bing.com/translator

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Antilope

Here's an interesting video I found on YouTube (in Italian)
showing the whole process of making Panettone at home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEZaqdgT2sE

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dosco

You stated that the recipe was 'cut from a Lithuanian magazine' ... so perhaps someone can photocopy it? Or maybe it's posted on an online version of the magazine?

Regards-

Dave