Homemade Panettone Bread Recipe

This amazing Italian homemade Panettone Bread Recipe is a buttery sweet dessert that is perfect to serve to family and friends for holidays and celebrations.

The flavors and aromas of this bread are incredible.


– honey – zest of oranges – zest of lemon – vanilla beans – dark rum – bread flour

In a small bowl, mix together the honey, orange zest, lemon zest, vanilla beans from 1 vanilla pod, and rum. Cover with plastic and sit at room temperature for 10 to 24 hours.

For the biga, the first dough, mix 1/3 cup of bread flour with 2 grams of sugar, ½ packet of yeast, and 3 tablespoons of water with a spoon in a bowl until combined and the flour is hydrated.

Cover and set at room temperature for 12-24 hours. For the second dough, add to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment bread flour, sugar, yeast, and cold water and mix on low speed.

Next, add the biga and continue to mix on low speed until combined. Add in 1 egg at a time. Do not add the next egg until the one before is absorbed into the dough.

Replace the paddle attachment with the hook attachment and then add in softened unsalted butter. Do not add the next tablespoon of butter until the one before is absorbed in the dough.

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