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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Panettone!

Coming to you from the ABC club for the year of 2013, the decision has been made to bake from King Arthur Web <big squeals> I have been a fan of them for years and they are my go to for almost everything. So this year is going to be the best!
 
 

This was a very fun and easy recipe! I enjoyed making it :) I do need to share why I was soooo excited to make these, drum roll please........!

 

My new kitchen aide mixer!!!! This is the best thing ever for bread. How did I ever live with out it??? Love the color of it too. Ok back to Panettone...

I did not have the fancy pants extract so I think I did what some of you did... I used the lemon extract and just vanilla. To add to the flavor, when I cooked my craisins, I used Lots of pulp orange juice and the zest from one lemon. Not to get side tracked again, but I have a yankee candle and the scent is mandarine cranberry. I love the smell of it!!! I didnt really have any other dried fruits and I wanted to keep it simple with just the craisins so I opted to not go to the store and get anymore.

 

Another thing I didnt have was MILK! With kids on Christmas break, they were going thru it and I didnt think to check before I started, BUT I always have fat free half and half on hand. I used about 3/4 cup and filled the rest with water. I dont think you can even tell I didnt use milk. Was all the same.

 

I must say these were absolutely delicious! I could tasted the lemon, orange and cranberry in every bite and I was completely satisfied with how they turned out. My kids loved them and had them for a bed time snack. This is a keeper.... My only question about this recipe is why couldnt you use fresh fruits??? Your rehydrating dried right? Just a thought and something I may think about next time. Enjoy! :)

 

 

11 comments:

  1. Hi Becca,
    Your Panettone Muffins looks wonderful! And a new Kitchen Aide mixer! How cool! Love the colour!
    Happy New Year!
    And so glad to see that you are back in ABC! :)

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  2. Thank you Joyce! Im glad to be back with you all :) Its very cool to have this mixer. Its crazy, but I think if I had this sooner I may have baked lots more hehe Makes life a heck of a lot easier I know that. Happy New Year!

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  3. Welcome back, Becca. Love you mixer!!! It sure makes baking a lot easier. Your muffins look great. Glad to hear it was a big hit with the family. I too love cranberries + orange :o)

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  4. These look amazing! I love my Kitchen Aide and I know you will love yours! Is that one of those scrapper blades? I keep looking at them, but haven't bought one yet. I like the idea of adding the zest, that would add flavor. Thank you for suggesting the idea and sharing your experience and blog with us.

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    1. Hi Lara!! Yes it is a beater with the scraper. I really like it although not a smart idea to start off with liquids... Splashes clear out of the bowl! Haha. Came with a bowl gaurd as well to make pouring things in easier. Thanks for visiting my page :)

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  5. Beautiful muffins! Clever solutions for the stuff that you didn't have on hand, good thinking. And what a superlarge vanilla bottle, wish I could get that here :)

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  6. Nice mixer! Don't know how I lived without mine either. Your muffins look really yummy. Enjoy your new "toy"!

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  7. Your muffins look very pretty - do I detect some spider-crawling Halloween liners?
    You definitely need a splash guard for the KA mixer, though fortunately the new models have a stirring function (how often did I have flour whirlwinds or milk showers all over my clothes, countertop and walls...)

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  8. Your mixer color is beautiful, Becca! I love my KitchenAid. Congratulations. =) Regarding the fresh fruit, I bet a combo of apples and golden raisins would be good.

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  9. hi again Becca. all my mail got lost (by my own fault) so I hadn't yet responded on your lovely kind offer to send me Vanilla extract. That's so sweet, but you needn't do that, cause I can get (eventhough expensive) vanilla extract here ánd I now also make it myself. So I'm fine and the shipping is way too expensive. Just wanted to let you know that is very kind of you to offer it. Thanks!

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