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1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup currants, soaked in warm water for 1 hour and drained
2 oranges, zested
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat the oven to 425° F. Use a mixer to cream together the butter, eggs, and egg yolks until pale yellow. Using a dough hook attachment, add half of the flour to the mixture with the mixer running. Add half the milk and mix for one minute. Add the remaining flour, milk, and the sugar and mix well. Continue mixing until the dough becomes dry enough to handle. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and sprinkle with the currants, orange zest, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Knead by hand for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a buttered and floured 8” round deep cake pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and invert onto a rack to cool.


1 Marta { 12.17.15 at 11:59 am }

You can use golden raisins, or any candied fruit (all grocery stores carry them) … We prefer candied orange or lemon (don’t soak these) … I think those flavors lend themselves well for panettone. Good luck & enjoy!

2 Terry Walter { 12.17.15 at 11:25 am }

Can you use another fruit?

3 Brenda Morton { 12.17.15 at 10:25 am }

I am guessing, but I think it meant dried currants. If you have a natural foods store or one with a wide variety of bulk foods they should have them

4 Grisel { 12.17.14 at 11:32 am }

Where I can found the currants?

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