Panettone Christmas Bread for the Bread Machine

Total Time
3hrs 5mins
5 mins
3 hrs

Traditional Christmas bread made easy in a bread machine.

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  • 34 cup water
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 14 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 12 cup chopped mixed dried fruit (this is not to be added in until the add in beep)


  1. Add all ingredients in order giving except the fruit.
  2. Add fruit in on the "add in" beep on "sweet bread" setting on "light crust".
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5 5

I'd give it 5 stars! It turned out beautifully, rising high and light. I added about a cup of chopped raisins and walnuts. I didn't have any butter left, so we spread honey on warm slices... yummm! I tried it another time, but added a cup of wheat flour instead of white... and it didn't work out so well. It turned out heavy and not done enough. Any suggestions?!

Excellent !!! The second time I made it I added 4 Tbps of sugar instead of te recommended 2 Tbps to make it a touch sweeter. I also added 1 cup of the fruit instead of the 1/2 cup. The extra sugar, interacting with the yeast, caused the bread to rise to a 2lb size loaf and made it much lighter and fluffier. I cooked it on the sweet bread, 2 lb light setting and it was PERFECT !!!

5 5

I had my doubts using a bread machine with this recipe but it is excellent. I did have to tweak it just a little. I had to use 4 cups of flour because when I checked the dough it was very wet. I also decided to add more fruit & nuts and double the sugar because I wanted a sweeter bread. It turned out perfectly! I will definitely make this again.