This is an Italian Christmas bread. This recipe is only suitable for the bread machine. I have tried it many times successfully, you will love it.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place all of the ingredients except for the mixed fruit into the pan of your bread machine in order directed by manufacturer. Select Sweet or Basic/White bread cycle, and use the Medium or Light crust color. Do not use the delay cycles. Add the fruit 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends, or when the raisin or nut signal starts.

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Nutrition Facts

93.1 calories; 2.3 g protein; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 49.7 mg cholesterol; 405.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
This my second year making this recipe. My old fashioned Italian parents loved it. It just needs a little tweeking. At my mothers suggestion, I substituted a product called "vanillina" powder for the vanilla extract. This is available in small packets and you will need 3 or 4 of them. This will produce the missing "aroma" that was mentioned in a previous review. It does rise too high in the machine so I always pull off a lump after the second rise ( a bit smaller than a tennis ball) and discard it or bake it in the oven as a small bun. I used dried (or candied) mixed peel as the fruit along with some golden raisins. This is what you often find in store bought panettone Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2008
I did not care for this recipe.I have to say I use my bread machine all the time so nothing went wrong with that. This bread is nothing like Panettone it's not sweet at all and the amount of dried fruit does not even come close. Mine tasted salty. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
This my second year making this recipe. My old fashioned Italian parents loved it. It just needs a little tweeking. At my mothers suggestion, I substituted a product called "vanillina" powder for the vanilla extract. This is available in small packets and you will need 3 or 4 of them. This will produce the missing "aroma" that was mentioned in a previous review. It does rise too high in the machine so I always pull off a lump after the second rise ( a bit smaller than a tennis ball) and discard it or bake it in the oven as a small bun. I used dried (or candied) mixed peel as the fruit along with some golden raisins. This is what you often find in store bought panettone Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Terrific recipe! I added 1/4 tsp each of lemon extract and almond extract. I used golden and brown raisins and candied lemon peel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This recipe came out great! I substituted fiori di sicilia (1/2 tsp.) for part of the vanilla for a more authentic flavor. This sure beats paying $10 for every loaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
Really easy to make and really good. Not at all heavy. I add 3 cups flour to the bread machine then toss 3/4 cup drained candied mixed fruit and 1/4 cup raisins with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour. I have a large (3 lb) bread machine so it handles the added fruit without any problems. Then I slice the bread thin and toast it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Great bread! I made the dough in the bread machine then divided it and baked in a mini-loaf pans. I freeze all but 2 or 3 of the minis so I can take them out when I need them and do not go stale. My kids loved this bread too! I used some to make mini loaf sandwiches (a little pb and applebutter) for their lunches, a huge hit! I have a feeling I will be making this often... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Very good with or without the dried fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This recipe is just fantastic and what I have been looking for as far as prep., easy to assemble, great for the Bread Machine, and most of all the taste. First time having any sucess with this type recipe. Highly recommended. By the way looking for a recipe for Pandora for the Bread Machine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2012
This was a good loaf. Did not taste like panettone. Rose so high it hit the top of the bread machine. Next time I will use less yeast only 1 1/2tsp and add more vanilla extract and will add some almond extract and more dried fruit. Could use more sugar as well. Upddate: made this bread again today. This time reduced yeast to 1 1/2 tsp, upped the sugar to 1/4 cup, reduced the salt to 1 tsp. Added 2 tsp vanilla and almond extract. Added 1 cup mixed fruit(golden raisins and mixed dried peel). These changes now make it a 5 star authentic Italian panettone. Spoken by a 100% Italian person. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Excellent recipe. Came out perfect the 1st time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2008
I did not care for this recipe.I have to say I use my bread machine all the time so nothing went wrong with that. This bread is nothing like Panettone it's not sweet at all and the amount of dried fruit does not even come close. Mine tasted salty. Read More
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