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Bun-e-ttone

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Cuisine Fiend

Bun-e-ttone

How about the Anglo-Italian fusion for Easter: a combination of hot cross buns and panettone? Yes, I know, there's the properly Italian colomba di pasqua and I've made it too, but my bunettones are just a bit of fun.

I used a sourdough starter but didn't go through the faff of lievito madre, getting up at four in the morning etc., like I did back at Christmas time. Not orthodox, but ordinary, lively 100% wheat sour starter seemed to work well.

Bunettone

I made 11 mini ones and one large - like the 11 disciples plus Jesus symbolised by marzipan balls atop English Simnel cake... except I ran out of mini panettoncino cases and used an odd collection of paper cases and ramekins. Ah well, disciples weren't all the same were they? And yes, the picture features just the select few!

The detailed recipe and instructions are here on my blog site and all comments welcome. Purists - please don't shoot me.

Easter hot cross panettone

 

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Filomatic's picture
Filomatic

Beautiful.  I want one right this second!

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Cuisine Fiend

you! They were quite obscenely nice.

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Danni3ll3

I love the artistic display! And they look delicious! Well done!

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Cuisine Fiend

Danni!

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clazar123

I couldn't resist. Lovely bake!

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Cuisine Fiend

Love it - three in one word!😂 And thank you. 

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cfraenkel

Love both things, and just returned from a trip to Italy, now to rush out today and find ingredients.  Yumm. Thanks for posting!

-can you tell me what is in "mixed spice"?

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Cuisine Fiend

You buy it in UK as 'mixed spice' but indeed it's a mix. I've found precise ingredient list on BBC Good Food:

1 Tbs ground allspice
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
1 Tbs ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground mace
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger

 

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cfraenkel

they smell divine, can't wait for Easter morning to eat these!  Thanks for the recipe (definitely a labour of love)

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Cuisine Fiend

Hope you enjoyed them!