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Stefano's Easy Panettone

The panettone you are seeing on television requires considerable experience to make. The option we are offering here is for a simpler, but very effective recipe which is do-able by anybody. It comes from my second book and was developed by Loretta Sartori, renowned pastry chef from Melbourne.


  • 3 eggs

  • 200 g castor sugar

  • 120 ml olive oil

  • 120 ml milk

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 350 g plain or self-raising flour

  • 10 g baking powder (omit if using self-raising flour)

  • 100 g sultanas

  • roasted almonds, chopped

  • castor sugar


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven 175 degrees celcius.

  • 2.

    Butter and flour a 25cm cake tin.

  • 3.

    Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick and pale.

  • 4.

    With the mixer on a low speed, gradually pour in the oil, milk and zest.

  • 5.

    Sift the flour and baking powder together.

  • 6.

    Toss the sultanas in a little of the flour, then fold the sifted flour and sultanas into the egg mixture.

  • 7.

    Pour into the tin and sprinkle with the almonds and sugar.

  • 8.

    Bake for 50 – 60 minutes. The cake rises and is honey coloured when cooked.

  • 9.

    Test by inserting a skewer in the middle: it should come out clean.

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Posted by GwiReport
I used this recipe for the breadmaker. I left out almonds, but added vanilla and almond essences. I left out the baking powder and added 2 teasp each of bread improver and yeast and as much peel/mixed fruit as I can get into the bread makers hopper. It produced a very yummy panettone! This is the best recipe I've found yet for adapting to breadmakers. Lots of the others I've tried produce something more cakey than a panettone should be.
Posted by AJ10Report
Fantastic Recipe. Made them into mini panettones for gifts. Used bought cut out paper muffins, this gives it the panettone shape.
Posted by Marisa33Report
Hi AJ how long did you cook the mini panettones for.
Posted by Report
thank you Iam impressed with recipes provided by the program Fatafeat and I tried and taste delicious
Posted by Report