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Lemon-Flavored Panettone

Ingredients
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 10 Tablespoon (1 1/4 Stick)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Envelope)
  Very warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Small
  Egg yolks 2
  Sifted all purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1 Tablespoon
  Golden raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Candied citron 4 Ounce, chopped (1 Container)
  Pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Pingolias)
  10x confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Combine milk, granulated sugar, salt and 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of the butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Heat slowly, stirring constantly, just until butter melts; cool to lukewarm.
2. Sprinkle yeast into very warm water in a large bowl. ("Very warm water" should feel comfortably warm when dropped on wrist.) Stir until yeast dissolves, then beat in cooled milk mixture, eggs, and egg yolks.
3. Beat in 2 cups of the flour until smooth; stir in lemon rind, raisins, citron and nuts. Stir in 2 cups more flour to make a soft, sticky dough.
4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, adding only enough extra flour to keep dough from sticking. Place in a greased, large bowl; turn to coat all over with shortening; cover with towel. Let rise in a warm place, away from drafts, 1 1/2 hours, or until double in bulk.
5. While dough rises, grease an 8-inch round layer-cake pan. Tear off a strip of foil long enough to fit around pan with a 2-inch overlap; fold in quarters lengthwise. Place around inside edge of pan; hold in place with a paper clip. (Foil will make a collar 1 1/2 inches above edge of pan.)
6. Punch dough down and knead in bowl several times; shape into a ball. Press into prepared pan; cover. Let rise again in a warm place, away from drafts, 1 1/2 hours, or until double in bulk. Lightly cut a shallow cross in top of dough with a sharp knife.
7. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Brush part over dough.
8. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) 20 minutes; brush with remaining melted butter or margarine. Bake 25 minutes longer, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan to a wire rack; cool. Sprinkle top with 10X sugar. Slice into wedges; serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Servings: 
6

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