How To Make Overnight Panettone

LeGourmetTV's picture

Feb. 18, 2019

How To Make Overnight Panettone... First things first. This is a simplified panettone recipe, making panettone can be very challenging, there are lot's of pitfalls. A bread like panettone with excessive amounts of sugar and butter in the recipe - is very slow to rise and prone to failure. But once you figure it out, this sweet Italian panettone is amazing!


For day 1 ferment:
All purpose flour 200 Gram
Buttermilk 125 Gram
Instant yeast 1 Pinch
For day 2 final dough:
All purpose flour 200 Gram
Milk 50 Gram
Egg yolks 6 (about 125g)
Instant yeast 10 Gram
Salt 12 Gram
Sugar 75 Gram
Unsalted butter 150 Gram (at room temperature)
Pure vanilla extract 2 Milliliter (1/2 tsp)
Pure lemon extract 2 Milliliter (1/2 tsp)
Pure orange extract 2 Milliliter (1/2 tsp)
Candied peel 125 Gram
Raisins 75 Gram
Grapeseed oil/Melted butter 2 Tablespoon




1. The night before you plan to bake, combine the day one ingredient in a medium bowl until flour and yeast is hydrated, and forms a shaggy dough.

2. Cover tightly and leave at room temperature for 12 to 14 hours.



1. Place all of the pre-ferment, flour, milk, egg yolks, and the yeast in a stand mixer with a dough hook.

2. Mix on low speed until the dough is smooth.

3. Add the sugar and salt; continue mixing on slow speed until the dough is once again smooth.

4. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and knead until the dough forms a stretchy/elastic ball.

5. Return the mixer to slow speed and add the butter in small pieces, adding the next, when the last is incorporated.

6. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spoon as needed.

7. Mixing in the butter could take 12-15 minutes.

8. When the butter is fully mixed in, the dough should feel loose, and stretchy, but not greasy.

9. Add the extracts, candied peel, and raisins to the dough, and mix on low speed until the peel is evenly distributed throughout.

10. Transfer dough to a lightly greased (melted butter or grapeseed oil) work surface.

11. Try to shape the dough into a ball, and place the ball seam-side down into a 6" panettone mold.

12. Cover with plastic wrap, and allow to proof in a warm, slightly humid place until the dough fills the mold roughly 2/3 high.

13. Depending on the temp in your kitchen this could take 6-10 hours.


14. Slash the top of the loaf and slip a pat of butter inside.

15. Bake the panettone until the top is a deep, golden brown, and the internal temperature is at least 185ºF.

16. This should be around 40 - 45 minutes.

17. Allow to cool for at least 2 hours before cutting.


18. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 10