Chocolate and Orange Panettone Bread

If you’re looking to take your Christmas holiday to the next level than  this classic Italian Panettone Recipe is the perfect light, fluffy  delicious recipe to get you there!

While its origin is in Italy it has grown to popularity throughout the world, especially around the holidays.


– yeast – water  – whole milk – sugar – egg – salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Sprinkle the yeast into a bowl with the warm water and milk and whisk in 1  tablespoon of the sugar. Let sit for 5 to 7 minutes or until it becomes  very foamy.

Next,  whisk in the rest of the sugar, 1 egg, salt, vanilla, orange zest, and  melted butter until combined and transfer it to a standing mixer with  the hook attachment.

Slowly pour in the flour and mix on low speed until combined and kneed for 5 to 10 minutes. Let sit for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.

Add the chocolate chips and fold them in  the dough. Put the dough into a  prepared 4” tall by 8” cake pan or use a panettone liner and let rise  for more 30 minutes.

Brush the top of the bread with the egg white and sprinkle on the 1  tablespoon of sugar and bake at 350° for 60 to 70 minutes or until  browned on top and the inside is cooked.

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