Steve's Panettone for Bread Machine

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is an excellent Panettone made easier by using your bread machine.It will taste much better if you can find the separate containers of candied peel than if you use the mixed peel made for fruit cake. The oils in mixed peel seems to get old quickly and give a bit of a biter less fresh taste. Here in NY at holiday time the individual candied peel under the Paradise brand are easy to find in most supermarkets.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup warm water
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packagefleishmans yeast
  • 12 cup candied fruit (See **)
  • 13 cup chopped almonds
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract


  1. ** I prefer to mix my own from separate containers of candied cherries, citron, lemon and orange peel rather than use the premixed peel sold for friut cake as the individual fruit flavors remain more distinct this way.
  2. Add ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer select white bread or sweet bread and push start; dough will look wet but that is normal for this bread, don't be tempted to add more flour.
  3. Note: I have found that candied fruit and nuts are rather resilient and don't break up easily.
  4. So I find little difference if the fruit and nuts are added at the beginning instead of waiting for the additives beep of the machine.
  5. You can wait if you wish but I tend in this recipe to throw it in with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. I like my bread less dense so the bread so that the flavor of the bread comes through and I can spread some butter on it.
  7. If you prefer a more dense fruity bread you can increase the fruit to a full cup.
Most Helpful

This recipe is awesome! I add 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel, candied orange peel, dark and golden raisins, toasted pine nuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon orange extract. The flavors of these additions is extraordinary. Thanks for this bread machine recipe. It makes fabulous French toast.

vsnyder54 October 10, 2009

Hmmmmm......the first time I made this one as directed I had a few "glitches." The second time I made it I used the fruit and nut setting on my machine and that turned out much better. (I have a Breadman Ultimate.) Makes a huge loaf and does need a little extra time to finish baking in the middle IMO. I followed Steve's directives and purchased candied citron, orange and lemon separately and that was good advice. I threw in some dried cranberries for color and used lemon extract instead of almond as that's what I had. This is a pretty solid rendition of panettone. If you're looking for the real thing buy it but if you don't mind a close substitute, make this!

saraquarius January 19, 2008

This is wonderful! I literally threw this into the bread maker, hoping for the best but not expecting it to be as good as it was. I followed catwhispers recommendation and substituted some oil for butter, with a wonderful buttery flavour as a result. I did not have any candied fruit but figured that I often buy the plain panettone anyway so went for it without. I found the texture a little heavier than a bought one but overall it really had the kind of flavour and 'dryness' that I love. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this recipe Steve I am really pleased to be adding this to my growing collection of bread maker recipes!

fairywishes wish May 30, 2007