I’ve actually been excited about making this Panettone since Dan Lepard’s recipe was published in The Guardian last Saturday. Seriously excited. We were doing early Christmas presents with some of Beloved’s family who used to live in Italy so obviously, perfect opportunity to make panettone. Here it is:

IMG_0475I made it with chocolate chips instead of raisins or candied peel (candied peel is pretty much the only food I don’t like) as I thought kids would prefer chocolate and I did mess up the topping a bit – I made the second of Dan Lepard’s recipes as well, for Brutti ma buoni cookies (ugly but good) and clearly didn’t leave enough egg white to use for the panettone topping. Not that it mattered, this panettone is absolutely fantastic! So much better than shop bought, I’d urge all panettone lovers to make immediately. It’s very easy and so very satisfying (the eating).

And the cookies, they came out pretty good too – they aren’t the best looking but they taste very good – ground and chopped hazelnuts, ground almonds, bit of vanilla, cocoa and a whole load of egg whites:

IMG_0474Photos not very nice, daylight was going. I might try to take more tomorrow.