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Braided Panettone

Yield Makes a 1 1/2-pound loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 117
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • protein 2.8 g
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • sodium 98 mg
  • cholesterol 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Process ingredients on dough cycle, according to manufacturer's directions. Add raisins and almonds when fruit and nut signal sounds (or 5 minutes before end of last kneading).

  2. At the end of the cycle, scrape the dough onto a board lightly coated with all-purpose flour. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece to form a rope about 12 inches long.

  3. Cover loaf lightly with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place until puffy, about 35 minutes. Remove plastic wrap.

  4. Beat 1 large egg yolk to blend with 1 tablespoon water. Brush braid with egg mixture.

  5. Bake braid in a 350° oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool on a rack at least 15 minutes before slicing. Serve hot, warm, or cool.