August 4, 2009

Panettone - The Wonder Bread

Panettone is a bread that originated from Italy. It has 30% sugar, 30% butter, 18% egg yolks (in baker's percentage). Now we are quite sure that this bread is going to be rich and tasty. Although the recipe will cost you, the result is really worth the price and effort. Fortunately, I was able to try making some on my training in Lesaffre, the company supplying Saf Instant Yeast.

Dough Stage

This is what the panettone dough looks like after bulk fermentaion. It contains raisins and orange peel, which helps add flavor and prolongs its shelf life.

After Proofing


You can see the strength of the dough's oven kick from the moment it was taken out of the proofer, to reaching its full volume in the oven.

After Baking

With an overnight sponge, a high amount of sugar and the acidity from the orange peel and raisins, the Panettone can last up to 3 months in the shelf! A wonder bread it is.

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