Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
16 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
30 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
1 hr
Skip the store bought paneton and prepare your own at home. It is a delicious edible gift for your loved ones. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to prepare.


Step 1

Heat evaporated milk in small saucepan over low heat until warm (about 110° F). Remove from heat; stir in yeast and ¾ cup flour. Stir gently until well mixed. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Combine sugar, salt, 3 whole eggs, egg yolks, vanilla extract, orange juice and ¾ cup butter in a large mixer bowl. Mix with hook attachment until well combined but chunky.

Step 3

Add yeast mixture; mix at low speed. Add remaining 3 ¾ cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Continue mixing until dough starts to come together. Mixture should be sticky and wet.

Step 4

Place dough on a floured surface. Add grated orange peel, grated lemon peel, raisins, nuts and cherries. Fold and knead dough, using a dough scraper or large spatula and adding a little extra flour if necessary. Dough will be well mixed and smooth but still sticky.

Step 5

Shape dough into a ball using floured hands. Place dough inside a 9-inch diameter paneton mold or mold with tall sides (such as a springform pan).

Step 6

Brush top of dough with melted butter; cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until almost doubled in size. Remove plastic wrap. Beat remaining egg; brush egg over dough.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 8

Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Cook’s Tip

Top with a sweet glaze. Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons evaporated milk in a medium bowl until completely smooth. Drizzle over paneton and let set for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


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