Thursday, 27 December 2012

Daring Bakers - December 2012

This is our last challenge for 2012...

Right in time for Christmas, our host Marcellina from Marcellina in Cucina chose a fine recipe for Panettone.

I have to admit that at first I was sceptical, because the ready made Panettone you can find in a super market is not very tasty, at least to me.
My husband likes it very much, though, so he was more thrilled for the challenge than me.

Well..... I am never buying panettone again!
This recipe is so good, that I will make it a Christmas standard. I really liked it. It is tasty, fragrant, dense.... I loved it and so did my husband.

I cut my dough in 4 pieces.
I filled 3 with cranberries and white chocolate chunks and I filled 1 with almonds, walnuts and cinnamon.

I don't have special panettone pans, so I used formula cans, which I lined with parchment paper.

There are only 3 shown here, because we ate one practically from the oven!

The almonds - walnuts panettone I dusted with confectioner's sugar!

Marcellina thank you for this challenge!
You managed to change my opinion on panettone.

It has been a wonderful year and I cannot wait to see what recipes 2013 will bring us!!!!!!


What's for dessert? said...

Various flavors! Great job on the challenge, looks delicious!

Bourbonnatrix said...

the cinnamon filling sounds delicious! i love the way you wrapped them in ribbons! very festive :)

Marcellina said...

I'm so glad I could change your mind - yes, this is truely a great panettone recipe! I love your flavour combinations! Thank you for taking on the challenge!

shelley c. said...

Oh my gosh, so clever to use formula cans! Your panettone came out absolutely gorgeous. I'd never tasted the boxed version of panettone before, but I can bet your husband will be happy to have this homemade version from now on! Great work!!

Lisa Del Villardo said...

Ohhhh the one with nuts must have been pretty good ! How was it?

Louise said...

Well, the best was the cranberries/white chocolate combination!
And as for cans, I have too many .... No, I am not collecting them. But you never know when you will need one, right?

Ruth Ellis said...

These look fantastic - and so tall! Brilliant