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Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread)

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Lukewarm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 3 Small
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Soft butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Yellow food coloring 2 Drop
  Sifted all purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped mixed candied fruit 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped candied lemon peel 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water with 1 teaspoon sugar.
Add milk, eggs, sugar, butter or margarine, salt, allspice and food coloring (optional).
Mix well.
Gradually mix in flour.
Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise 30 minutes in a warm oven.
Stir dough down.
Add raisins, candied fruit, almonds and candied lemon peel.
Stir until well mixed.
Spoon dough into 3 well-greased 1-pound coffee tins.
Let rise.
Bake for 45 minutes at 375°F
Let stand 5 minutes before removing from tins.
Makes 3 cakes.
Serves about 15.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
15

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