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Chocolate Orange Panettone for Christmas

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Chocolate Orange Panettone for Christmas

Hello, There have been so many beautiful Panettones baked and posted about here on TFL this Christmas season.
Thanks Daisy_A, SylviaH and others for your inspiration!

These Panettone are from Artisan Breads at Home by Eric Kastel. This is a sponge bread, mixed and baked today. They are flavored with orange zest, candied orange peel, chopped chocolate and chocolate ganache! Advanced Bread and Pastry has a chocolate glaze for Panettone so that's what I used. It is thinner than the glaze Sylvia used - next time I may try hers - it was so attractive.

Here are some pictures, before baking (one unglazed, one glazed), and two after baking.

We'll be cutting into one of these for breakfast tomorrow.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Regards, breadsong


SylviaH's picture

Your Panettone's are lovely and mushroomed up so nicely in the tins, I strive to get the mushroomed top, rather than just a rounded one.  They make for a very pretty and tasty Christmas breakfast table!

Merry Christmas!


breadsong's picture

Hi Sylvia, thanks so much. This bread was very tasty, and very rich! I had a slice yesterday and one today and like the flavor just a little bit better today.
I'd like to make this again sometime with your almond paste glaze - it was so pretty.
Regarding the rise, my goodness this dough didn't want to stop! The dough had instant dry yeast % of 2.8% relative to the flour. 3/4 of the yeast went into the sponge - and the sponge was ready after only 1 hour. I proofed the loaves at 80F and I wish I'd kept track of how long they took to proof, but they had tripled before I baked them.  I mixed the dough in my stand mixer until intensive mix and I was happy with how it supported all of the goodies added in - and grateful it didn't deflate due to overproofing. It did proof relatively quickly and I had other bread still baking in the oven when this bread was ready to go!
Merry Christmas to you as well - from breadsong


varda's picture

I was just going through the recent blog entries looking for ideas when I came upon this.   I'm not in the market for pannetone, but your presentation is absolutely gorgeous.   Maybe some day.   Thanks for sharing.

breadsong's picture

You are so kind! Thanks from breadsong