Panettone I


This traditional Italian Christmas bread is suited for dessert, afternoon tea or breakfast. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup dried currants

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (Optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine yeast, water and sugar. Cover and let stand 10 minutes, or until foamy. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt. Mix well. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough forms into a manageable ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes, adding flour as necessary, until dough is soft and pliable, but not sticky. (May need up to 5 cups flour.) Place dough in a large, lightly pan-sprayed bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and spray a round 8-inch cake pan with non-stick spray. In a small bowl, toss dried fruit with confectioners' sugar. Punch down dough in bowl, transfer to floured surface, and knead in the fruit.

  3. Form dough into a ball, place in prepared cake pan, cover loosely with dish towel, and let rise 30 minutes. (Loaf will rise above the pan sides.) Brush with melted butter, if desired. Bake for 45 minutes, or until loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 10 wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
2g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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