Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!
Mom and I are baking Pannettone bread in our bread machine today!
We made one last week and it was so yummy that mom and dad ate it all and dad has requested that mom and I please make another one.
The recipe calls for 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons of milk but mom has eggnog in the house and she thought that it might add a nice flavor. And seeing as the eggnog is richer than milk, we decided to do 1/2 cup of eggnog and 1/2 cup of water + 2 Tablespoons of water.
Mom is afraid that straight eggnog might be too heavy for a yeast bread? We shall see!
This is the candied fruitcake mix getting added in!And we're adding crushed anise seed and some anise extract because we like the flavor.
Here is the recipe in case anyone else would like to make it:
Mix in the order given~
Into the bread pan place 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons milk
Add 1 egg
Add 3 Tablespoons of butter, sliced into smaller pieces
Add 3 cups of unbleached flour
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
Add 1 teaspoon of salt
Add 1 cup of candied fruitcake mix
Add 3/4 teaspoons of anise seed and 1/4 teaspoon of anise extract
Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of bread yeast over the top.
We're all set to close the lid and push the start button!
In 3 hours and 30 minutes we'll be popping a nice hot loaf of bread out of the bread pan but in the meantime, get ready for delicious smells to be happening in our kitchen!
Here is the finished loaf! It's ready to eat for breakfast tomorrow! Dad will be so pleased! I guess the eggnog wasn't too heavy! The bread has height!
This is a Christmas card that mom's friend, Elaine sent to us. Isn't it just adorable!
See you all next Wednesday!