The panettone, the Italian Christmas type of sweet bread!

by Isabelle Escande

A typical Italian recipe, the panettone is a brioche traditionally prepared for Christmas celebrations. Here is an easy recipe to make at home.

INGREDIENTS (6 people)

500 g flour
180 g butter
5 egg yolks
120 g milk
60 g sugar
18 g baker’s yeast
200 g sultanas
60 g honey
1 pinch of salt
A zest of lemon
1 vanilla pod
45 g of Grand Marnier
60 g candied fruit pieces or chocolate chips


In a saucepan, simmer the milk with a vanilla pod cut into small pieces for 10 minutes and leave to cool.

In a salad bowl, mix the baker’s yeast, 5 egg yolks, a grated lemon zest, 60 g of sugar, 45 of Grand Marnier, 60 g of honey, a pinch of salt, 180 g of butter and 500 g of flour.

Add this blend to the vanilla milk, mix and leave to rest for 1h30.

Add the sultanas and candied fruit or chocolate chips to the mixture and place in a charlotte mould lined with baking paper. Put back to rise for 1h30.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 40 minutes.


And of course some suggestions to accompany your brioche!

 TAGS:Château la Borderie Blanc 1986

Château la Borderie Blanc 1986

A mellow wine with aromas of honey and candied fruit that suits perfectly.

 TAGS:Fontanafredda Moncucco Moscato d'Asti 2018

Fontanafredda Moncucco Moscato d’Asti 2018

This moscato is sweet and slightly sparkling, with a wonderful scent. With its notes of fresh grapes and peach and its smooth mouth, it goes very well with your panettone.

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