Traditionally stuffed with dried fruit and finished with a sugar glaze, classic Italian panettone is made at Christmas and New Year. Try these little Woman's Day loaves this season.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 7 gram sachet yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup glace pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 2 tablespoon mixed peel
  • 4 cup plain flour
  • 60 gram butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind
  • 1 teaspoon gelatine
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar


  • 1
    In a medium jug, combine milk, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Leave in a warm place for 8-10 minutes, until mixture is frothy.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine sultanas, craisins, pineapple, rum and mixed peel.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, sift flour into a large bowl. Stir through remaining sugar.
  • 4
    Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Stir in butter eggs, yolks, oil, rind, yeast mixture and fruit mixture. Mix to a soft dough.
  • 5
    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until smooth. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place for about 40 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Grease 12 holes of 2 x 8-hole petite loaf pans.
  • 7
    Punch dough down once with fist to release gas. Knead lightly. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Place into prepared holes. Cover and prove for 20 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • 8
    GLAZE: Meanwhile, in small jug, whisk gelatine briskly into hot water with a fork until dissolved. Cool slightly.
  • 9
    Bake panettone for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Brush tops with gelatine mixture and sprinkle with sugar. Cool.


makes 12

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