Mini panettone

Mini panettone

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins Plus 1½-2hrs rising

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Makes 10
Perfect for an indulgent brunch over the Christmas holidays, these little Italian treats are rich and devilishly buttery

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal472
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.65g


  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 500g plain flour
  • 2 x 7g sachets easy-bake dried yeast



    Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200ml warm milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 200g soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 140g mixed dried fruit
  • 100g mixed candied peel
  • milk, for brushing



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1-2 tbsp flaked almonds


  1. Beat the eggs and yolk with the vanilla. In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast, sugar and ½ tsp salt. Add the warm milk and egg mixture, then beat to a very soft, sticky dough with a wooden spoon. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.

  2. Drop large muffin wraps into 10 clean, 200g size cans (or use a muffin tray), or line them carefully with baking parchment so that the paper comes well above the cans to make a collar.

  3. Blend the butter, fruit and peel into the risen dough, preferably with your hands. Cut into 10 equal pieces and drop a piece into each prepared can. Cover again and leave until they are very well risen.

  4. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Gently brush the panettone with milk, scatter over the almonds and bake for 25-30 mins until golden. Eat within 3 days, or freeze for up to 6 weeks.

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4th Nov, 2013
Would it work with just greasing the tins instead of using baking parchment ?
27th Dec, 2012
Thanks for the comment re strong bread flour, Dawn. Makes perfect sense!
23rd Dec, 2012
Shouldn't it use strong flour? that would get rid of the heavy cakey texture. Yeasted cakes a popular on the continent and are traditional quite stodgy. All the shop bought panettone I have bought and eaten are more bready in texture which would indicate strong bread flour not normal cake plain flour.
11th Jan, 2012
Pannetone cases are available from You have to buy 25 but could share with another keen baker. I have made Pannetone (from a similar recipe), with an overnight rise and although light it still had the cakey texture as others have mentioned.
22nd Dec, 2011
These are really lovely. They also freeze well so can be enjoyed even after the Christmas rush.
18th Apr, 2011
The first time I made this recipe they were fantastic, I have tried 3 times since and they turn out as Lina above describes, heavy and cakey. I have checked my ingredients and will try again as the first batch was great!
31st Dec, 2010
Hi, I've been unsuccessful making a large panettone with result being too heavy. This receipe looks good, but where can I buy the cake "cans" from - searched web without success. Do I really need to use old tins?
23rd Dec, 2010
Would this work baked in a cake or bread tin? I found it too fiddly to fill individual cans. And I agree, it is too cakey, not as fluffy and light as a shop-bought panettone. Any ideas why that would be?
13th Dec, 2010
As an Italian this would be a holy grail of Christmas treats, but I made this to the recepie and it tasted great - but the texture was really heavy and cakey - not light and fluffy like a normal pannetone. Any idea what I did wrong??
30th Nov, 2010
Quite time consuming, but taste delicious! I used baked bean cans which worked, but a little tricky to get them out without breaking the tops; easier when cooled though.
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