Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Short Panettone


 Panettone is a classic which can be found during the festive season. What I admire the most about panettone is it's tall and huge size. Since we don't require a huge bread for our small family, I reduced the measurement and so the size of the bread is also reduced. Although I was bit disappointed with the look of the bread, I was extremely happy with the taste and texture. I have to say it had a much better texture than a cake. After having a one big slice I was tempted to have more. Inspite of making the bread completely with whole wheat and reducing the proportion, to achieve this texture and taste, I consider it as a great success.


Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes+ rising time
Makes about 8 to 10 slices
Recipe adopted from the book The Bread


Ingredients: ( Actual measurement from the book, I used only half)
Whole wheat flour- 400 g( recipe suggested white flour)
Warm milk- 120 ml
Softened butter- 150 g
Brown Sugar- 75 g( recipe suggested caster sugar)
Eggs- 2 whole eggs+ egg yolks
Dried yeast- 7 g
Salt- 1 tsp
Raisins- 75 g
Dried apricots- 40 g
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
melted butter for brushing

Method:
Sift the flour and salt in a bowl. Add half of the flour mixture, mix it with yeast, milk and two whole eggs to form a thick batter. Sprinkle some flour on top, cover with a cling film and keep it in a warm place for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the remaining flour , eggs, extract  to make a soft dough. Finally incorporate the butter into the dough and make it nice and smooth. Place the dough in a clean and greased bowl. Cover with a cling film and keep it in a warm place to rise for about 1 to 11/2 hour or until doubled in bulk.

  Grease a 15 cm round tin and layer it with double layer of baking parchment paper. Once the dough has risen, knock the air back. Add the dry fruits to the dough and mix well. Place the dough into the tin and loosely cover with a cling film. Again allow it rise for 1 1 /2 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Brush the top of the bread with butter and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes in 190 degree Celsius, then reduce the temperature to 180 degree Celsius and bake it for another 20 minutes or looks golden on top. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn it to a wire rack to cool.

This recipe goes to Bread Baking Day 35, Yeast spotting, Champa's Bake-Off. and to Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi.

It also goes to the event by Cakes and More which comes along with a lovely giveaway offer of the  The Cake Bible.

25 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, mouth watering. Amazing, thanks for linking it to our event.

Priya said...

Even i never tried panettone coz of the mould..Now i dont have any excuse, will definitely gonna try soon..Btw Panettone looks marvellous..

harini-jaya said...

a tempting bread indeed!

BangaloreBaker said...

Beautiful presentation. Thanks for the entry.

n33ma said...

Looks lovely.

aipi said...

Wow, Panettone has come out sooooooooooo well..excellent presentation!!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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R said...

i do see many of these on the shelves of the grocery store, the one u baked has come out really good!

simply.food said...

Wonderful texture and really lovely looking panettone.Nice xmassy click too.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks yumm..perfectly baked & nice presentation.

Krishnaveni said...

Beautiful bread, nowadays your pictures are like.....so professional and with a classy touch, keep rocking Ayeesha

Soumya said...

wow...that looks amazing....loved the presentation....

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

AWWWW... that looks so cute :)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Bread looks so nice. Lovely snaps..

suma said...

Wow! This looks awesome Ayesha and you have baked this with whole wheat! I am yet to succeed in baking bread with whole wheat..

Thanks so much for the early entry!!

Vegetarian Zest said...

The panettone looks very decadent. The presentation is ever more appealing.

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks yummy!!! Must be great with all those dry fruits inside!!! :)

Mina Joshi said...

The bread looks heavenly!! I love the way you have presented it with a ribbon!! I am hopeless at presentation!!

Pari said...

Love the name of the bread and the bread too. Good work dear.
FOODELICIOUS

veena krishnakumar said...

Superb ayeesha. Looks so perfect. Excellent clicks. Will send my entry soon

Srimathi said...

I am so impressed that you tried making panettone. I love the holidays just for that.

Paula said...

this cake looks so delicious!

Dimah said...

That looks absolutely amazing!

Cahide said...

Es-selamun aleykum may sister!
Recipes, photos, very nice.
I'm doing dishes Turkish

Greetings from Turkey!

Biny Anoop said...

Great recipe...looking awesome

Pavithra said...

I wanted to make Panettone as well. But with wheat flour the outcome is really marvellous.. sure I will adopt this while I am making. Looks beautiful with wonderful texture. I love Panettone. The original Panettone is very hard to make :(

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