This past weekend I revisited baking panettone, both for practice and in the dreamy hopes of attracting some investors. Anyone want to start a bakery with me? Regardless, read on.
I gave Carmen's formula a try (Madrid tienes miga), though I added olive oil in the final dough for a fruity and healthy option. Besides raisins and candied oranges from Italy, I included a tropical fruit mix; papaya, mango, etc. Even if my kitchen was freezing cold, the multiple feedings for the pasta madre or levain, kicked it up a notch and the first dough was really well risen in the morning when I went to check.
Although I could of made these 600 gram panettone, I stuck with the formula's original 500 gram weight; it's all good. In fact, it's delicious.
Mixing can tax your Kitchen Aid, of course mine is over twenty years old, so, Santa may have to buy me a new one? Meantime, I'm on some baking. Büche next....stay tuned!