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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Mini Panettone with Chocolate, Nuts and Dried Cranberries

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Last year, you may remember that I went to the Summer BBC Good Food Show with Miele. I was given a goodie bag from Miele that contained a cook book. The book, called Baking, Roasting and Cooking with the Miele Oven, has some of the most beautiful food porn photos that you could ever hope to find in a cookery book. I regularly pick it up just to have a quick drool! One of the recipes that makes me want to rip the page out and gobble up the photo is that of the mini panettone with cranberries, complete with icing sugar
softly falling.

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Here is my version, a nice treat for breakfast. I used my bread machine to do the kneading and was rewarded with wonderful, light buns - more like brioche buns than panettone - but equally delicious. In the book the recipe calls for 60g of nougat - which I didn't have but will try and get for next time - and they used dark chocolate, which I replaced with Green & Blacks Butterscotch chocolate, which has those addictive crunchy toffee bits in it.

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Mini Panettone with Butterscotch Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts and Cranberries
Adapted from the Miele Oven Cookery Book
I added the chocolate at the end with a quick knead as I didn't want it to melt in the bread machine. The texture is more like a brioche than a traditional panettone.

1 teaspoon dried yeast
250g strong white bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
50g sugar
50g unsalted butter
80ml milk approx, you may need a little more or less
2 medium eggs
50g chopped macadamia nuts - I roasted mine first
50g dried cranberries
60g chopped chocolate - I used Butterscotch chocolate but you can use your favourite

Put all the ingredients, except the chocolate, into the bread machine in the correct order for your machine, using the raisin compartment (if you have one) for the nuts and cranberries.

When it comes to the milk, you may need less or more, keep an eye on it and add as necessary to make a smooth, soft dough.

When the dough is ready, take out and knead in the chopped chocolate by hand until mixed in.

Cut it into about 8 pieces and roll into balls. Pop into small pudding basins or ramekins that have been lined with non-stick baking parchment. Cover and leave to rise for about 15 minutes or until they have doubled in size.

Bake in a pre-heated oven 180ºC/350ºF for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Monthly Mingle chocolate and bread

My mini panettones are headed off to the Bread & Chocolate Monthly Mingle, being hosted by Jamie at Life's a Feast. The official Monthly Mingle page with all the previous themes can be found here.

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I'm also submitting this to YeastSpotting, which is a weekly showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes with bread as a main ingredient. If you love baking with yeast, check out the beautiful breads and other yeast recipes here.
There's also an awesome authentic panettone recipe, which I've been eyeing for a while!

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chow and chatter said...

wow these are beautiful great job

diva said...

I want panettone now. They're so perfect and soft, great with a mid afternoon coffee. Tempting me Nic yes you are! (p/s. love dried cranberries in there. Feels holiday-ish)

Jamie said...

As I told you on Twitter these are stunning! Haven't seen such perfect little panettone in ages and love the nuts, chocolate and dried cranberries you mixed in! Gorgeous and I am so making these! Love them and grabbing them up for my MM! Thanks, honey!

Unknown said...

These look delightful, I feel a bit Christmassy now!!

Anonymous said...

what a treat :o) A great way to get more crust while knowing your limits by just having one (or maybe 2) minis. With a large pannetone it's just to easy to keep cutting more slices...

Chele said...

Can I coem round for breakfast some time? These look great!

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Nic said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Erin - I have removed your comment as I prefer to deal with this via email - which is on my sidebar.

Meeta K. Wolff said...

seems to work now! i am really liking these - even though i am all x-mased out i think panettone can be enjoyed throughout the year. great to have you at the MM!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Wouldn't we all love to wake up tp these Nic.

grace said...

and here i thought i'd seen miniature versions of everything! these are adorable and extremely appetizing. very excellent work, nic!

Snooky doodle said...

these look cute and yummy.

Anne said...

Ooh I have been drooling over that book too but not made anything yet, though am very tempted now as these look so good and I adore brioche and pannetone! I do have some dried cranberries from xmas so think will have to put to good use!

Sari @ Cook Your Dream said...

Wow, these panettones look divine. I love the cranberries in it. Never tried to make pannetone at home. I should give it a go.

KennyT said...

Wow, they are so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear long lost Sisiter, please, come over here !
...And don't forget to bring some of these mini-panettone with you !! ;)

Khadija El Mary said...

They look perfect! Bravo!

Deeba PAB said...

ME LIKES ... nom nom nom, in fact me likes these very much. Utterly charming Nic. I love the flavour combination ... perfect for anytime!

Maggie said...

The baby panettone are beautiful and I love the ingredients list too. I am thinking I will have a go at these.

Dewi said...

So charming little panettone. It is really tempting, and I feel I should try this.
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Maria♥ said...

These cute panettone's look and sound so divine!


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Oh wow, I am in love with these panettone :)

Joanne said...

From what I've heard, typical panettone are a real pain to make and not quite so delicious as these look! Great idea to turn them into rolls...perfect for a grab and go breakfast!

Jan said...

Oooh Nic they do look GOOD!

Jeanne said...

Mmmmm, these look outstanding! I've never tried making my own pannetone, but these make it a pretty tempting proposition...

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Swap you some torrone for some pannetonne?

Looks amazing, Nic - what a success! Much to my shame, I've never made pannettone. Too easy just to buy it, I guess... ;)

Aline said...

OK, so I tried these today. I omitted the dried fruit, used regular chocolate chips and swap the macadamia for pecans that I caramelized in maple syrup. They were very good, but I didn't get much luck with them rising. They really rose once they started baking.
I'll try them again but will use self-raising flour next time

Nic said...

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments!
Aline - maybe you could increase the yeast and allow them to rise for longer in a warm place. Macademia nuts are a great idea - thank you!

Aline said...

Hi Nic - well, I'll definitely increase the yeast next time. I think the problem comes mainly from the fact that, with my BM, you have to put the liquid in first so I put all the milk, then the dough was too sticky and I added some flour, so I must have added too much.
Maybe I should also mention that it was raining here on Sunday and I always have problems making the dough just right when it's humid outside.
And I did put them on the radiator to rise but that didn't help :(

Amanda said...

Adorable! These would make cute holiday gifts wrapped up in cello bags. Thanks for sharing!

Chele said...

Great flavour combo! I made a large version of this through the week and it was totally yummy!