Sunday, December 11, 2016

Panettone/Mini Panettone with Chocolate chips - Italian Christmas Bread

Panettone is a sweet Italian bread loaf which have its origin from Milan, which is usually prepared during Christmas and New year in Italy. This bread is very much known in most other countries of the world and this bread is one of the symbols of Milan city. Recent times, this bread have their important place in many christmas table. This bread is prepared usually in a cylindical base mould and panettone weigh usually 1 kg. Traditionally, this bread dough calls for a long process, the proofing process take several days which gives an incredible fluffy character to this bread. And this bread contains candied orange, citron, lemon zest and loads of raisins which are added directly to the bread dough instead of soaking.My today's version is one of the easiest and simple version of panettone which turns extremely prefect as much as like the traditional panettone.

Mini Panettone with chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips Panettone.jpg

Panettone is in my to do list since a while but my today's post is completely different one from the traditional preparation. I opted for chocolate chips and also small aka mini panettones. Trust me you wont miss the traditional bread here, this cute mini versions came out extremely prefect as like the  1kg weighing Panettone. Since i had small panettone paper moulds i tried this way, if you want to stick the super huge loaf, dont forget to get the usual panettone mould. Since panettone is usually baked in cylinderical mould its better to get a panettone mould that trying in a round cake mould or in a loaf pan. This post is going to this week's blogging marathon as am running with Christmas special as theme for this week.

Mini Panettone with chocolate chips

3/4 cup Milk
1+1/2 tbsp Yeast
 5cups all purpose flour
100grs Butter
1cup Sugar
1tsp Salt
3 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
1tbsp Vanilla extract
1tbsp Orange zest
1tbsp Lemon zest
1cup Chocolate chips
Milk (for brushing)

Heat milk on low heat until warm to the touch and remove from heat. Add in the yeast and 1 cup flour.

Mix well and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Add sugar, salt, eggs, egg yolks, orange zest, lemon zest vanilla extract and butter to the bowl.Beat until the mixture turns curdled.

Add the flour and yeast mixture. Add remaining flour, one cup at a time, and knead everything as a dough.

The dough will be sticky, drop the dough on a floured surface, dust with flour and knead well until dough is well mixed and smooth.

Add in the chocolate chips and knead again.

Using floured hands, shape dough into a small balls and place the dough inside of  the mini panettone mold.

Chocolate Chips Panettone

Place in a warm place to rise. Let the dough rise for 2 hours. Brush with milk.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake panettone for 30-35 minutes until the top turns golden brown. It will sounds hallow when you tap it gently.

Remove from oven and let cool.


Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

real cute !! lovely idea to make these mini ones...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks fantastic, mini version is very interesting.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Love the mini sized ones.

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Cute looking panettone

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I have them in my to do list too. They look so cute and perfectly made.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, those mini panettone look soooo cute and delicious. Perfect for the holiday season.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Panettone looks delicious and perfect Christmas bake.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I have these on my do to list as well Priya..your mini version with chocolate chips are so yummy!

Italian Christmas Bread said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... this is cute and good idea like children always wish and say I need full cake even they can't eat. Now, we can fulfill their wish with this recipe. Thank you so much!