Panettone, leavened the great par excellence, homemade following the discipline of the original Milanese recipe. Three years ago I decided to confront for the first time with this sacred monster of Italian pastry (recipe Francesco Favorito) and the result was an excellent cake flavored cake. Obviously my fault, not the master Favorited.

I tried again last year (Recipe by Iginio Massari) and the Panettone has managed much better. The taste was the right one, but he had no vertical consistency, sleek and soft that you would expect from a panettone. I tried again this year with the cake recipe Rolando Morandin. And the result you see: I am satisfied, fatigue and sleep lost were not in vain.

Why l’yet another panettone?

Of course you can always improve, but I am satisfied: if you follow me on Instagram, in these years you will have seen all the path I have made and all my panettones. Now, on the net there are hundreds of recipes homemade panettone with yeast, some of which are very well written by bloggers who I admire and with leavened have a particularly good hand. Eva Salerno, Morena Roana, Gabila Gerardi, Cody Dalton, Anna Fernanda Nanula, Martina Toppi to name a few.

So why write another one, as the panettone Rolando Morandin have already done all their? The reason is only one: give you my personal advice and tell you about my personal experience. I start by suggesting you don't stop at my recipe, nor that of anyone else, but to read several of them, because in each you will find some helpful advice and valuable.

I followed Rolando Morandin's panettone recipe reported by Morena Roana, but I used the recipe of aromatic mix of master Francesco Favorito I had tried and loved the previous years. In addition to reading every possible post by the good bloggers I mentioned above. There are also tips on Panettone Homemade Eva (Fables of Sugar).


Let's start with some basic points: the Milanese panettone is done only with the YEAST MOTHER. You can not follow this recipe if you use the yeast. There are some with beer yeast on the net, They will certainly be good but is no recipe for panettone or pandoro. They're other sweets, with other scents, tastes and textures). If you promise you a cake in 6 hours for rising, it's not a panettone. And still, it's not enough to have sourdough, It must be in force, able to lift a heavy mass and rich in butter, eggs and more. Then, you'll have to refresh the yeast once a day for at least 7 consecutive days. The day when you will make the first mixture, you'll have to refresh him three times with the doses that will point.


The quality’ Ingredients must be of the best possible: fresh eggs, Yellow paste, spin butter, soft and fresh candied (not those shrunken supermarket, to be clear. I buy them patisseries of Messina) . And obviously the FLOUR should be a specific flour for the cake and the big typically leavened: I used flour for panettone Molino From Giovanna. With this flour also you have to do all the refreshments yeast. You need to prepare the MIX AROMATICO with one or two days in advance so that you insaporisca. I used a custom mix, not as expected in the recipe of Morandin, because I added in small candied orange cream for a more intense flavor.

You need to prepare the raisin for the Milanese panettone yesterday. All the ingredients, sugar and flour excluded, must be cold from the refrigerator, as well as the bowl and the beaters you will use (hook and spiral) They must be put in the freezer for at least 3 hours before starting the first mixture. The room in which you will work the cake has to be cold, turn off heating.

Need a Thermometer from KITCHEN, because the temperature of the mixture is important. If the dough for the cake gets too hot to be cooled (in the freezer for 10 minutes) and if it is too cold the yeast will start with hours and hours of delay. The DOSES are for 2 panettone from a pound each, I think it is not worth to make one only. Remember to get a cake from a pound'll have to put in paper cups 1,1 pounds of dough.

The recipe is long, laboriously, It will make you feel anxious and losing sleep: do not skip any steps, although it will be late at night. And know that, unless you're experienced enough of leavened or have not the classic beginner's luck, difficult to get a perfect cake. But you can always improve, and then you are done with your hands to your loved ones.

PANETTONE of ROLANDO MORANDIN (doses for 2 panettone from a one kilo)

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  • 230 grams of yeast
  • 460 grams of specific flour for panettone or otherwise force greater than 350 W (preferably between 370W and 390W)
  • 180 grams of extra fine granulated sugar
  • 260 grams of egg yolks (about 13 yolks, but always pesateli)
  • 160 milliliters of natural mineral water
  • 280 grams of soft butter (at room temperature 12 hours)
  • around the first mixture
  • 120 grams of flour (the same one that you used in the first mixture)
  • 12 grams of salt
  • 30 grams of extra fine granulated sugar
  • 50 grams of egg yolks (about 2 egg yolks and a half, but weight it)
  • 60 grams of soft butter at room temperature
  • 70 grams of aromatic mix
  • 260 grams of candied orange and / or cedar
  • 260 grams of raisins (* Read carefully raisins treatment)
  • 50 grams of wildflower honey
  • 70 grams of candied orange peel
  • seeds 2 Bourbon vanilla beans
  • grated zest of 2 oranges and organic lemon



The leaven should be refreshed as usual every day for at least 7 days using the same flour that you will use to prepare the panettone. For the cake you need the solid yeast, does not fit the Licola. The day when you will make the first mixture, expected at around 20, you have to refresh the yeast for three times in a row and, before making the new refreshment, wait until the yeast has more than doubled (It should double in 4 hours or less). The rising must take place in a warm environment, to about 28 degrees.
REFRESH FIRST (8 o'clock in the morning): refurbish 100 grams of yeast with 200 grams of flour and 100 milliliters of mineral water at 26 degrees.
REFRESH SECOND (12 am): refurbish 200 grams of yeast with 300 grams of flour and 135 milliliters of mineral water at 26 degrees
REFRESH THIRD (16 pm): refurbish 200 grams of yeast with 200 grams of flour and 100 milliliters of mineral water at 26 degrees

Panettone Rolando Morandin


It must be prepared with one or two days in advance compared to the first mixture: pounded in a mortar and grind the candied orange cream. Add the vanilla, The wildflower honey and orange peel and finely grated lemon. Mix everything, cover with plastic wrap to touch food and refrigerate until ready to use.


It is weighted, soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes, then drained carefully and wrapped in sheets of absorbent paper, layered, and stored in a refrigerator overnight (I have prepared together with the aromatic mix and I left it in the refrigerator to drain for two days).


It must be dissolved in the quantity of WATER and the liquid stored in the refrigerator because it must be cold.


They should be weighed so as to have them ready when you do the first and then the second dough. the egg yolks must be untied with a fork so as to obtain a cream, covered with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator. FLOUR goes it sifted twice and stored at room temperature. BUTTER It must be weighed and left at room temperature for at least 12 hours, covered with plastic wrap: for panettone need a soft butter but you never even think about melt in the microwave.


Weigh the yeast, do it in small pieces and put it in the bowl of the mixer along with all the sugar and water solution. Working the yeast and the water with the leaf hook until the yeast will not be softened, it will take about 10 minutes because the water is cold. Add half of the flour and mix until a thick paste, No clumps. At this point, remove the leaf and put the tool hook. Add more times the remaining flour, alternating it with eggs. Be careful, because the eggs are added slowly so that the dough does not become too soft nor too hard: as they add eggs and flour, the dough of the cake will begin to take shape, taking what is called 'stringing': a smooth mass, homogeneous and gradually more and more lucid, that twists like a rope around the kneading hook. The stringing is critical to the success of a good leavened: if the dough is shredded and separates, it can be difficult to recover. Another key thing is the temperature; measured the temperature of the mixture every 10 minutes and remember that a good dough, Eventually, You should never exceed 26 degrees. The closing ideal temperature of the first mixture will be between 24 and 26 degrees.

When you finish the egg and flour, add the soft butter, in this case on several occasions and always keeping the stringing. Work at the minimum speed of the mixer so that the dough does not get too. If the stringing process is well done, in about 45 minutes the first dough is ready: polished, smooth, smooth and elastic. When the dough is detached from the perfectly dry leaving bowl walls, is ready. Pour the batter of the cake on the work surface, Round off giving it the shape of a ball (pirlatura) and put in a transparent container whose capacity allows the dough triplicatura. Also take a graduated container (is fine glass of Pimero) and put 100 grams of dough: when the dough into the measuring container will be tripled, ie reached 300, also you know that the dough in large containers will have tripled their volume and that you can proceed to the second dough. The leavening must be at 28 degrees: I put the first dough into rectangular transparent plastic containers, covered with a shower cap disposable (new obviously), in the oven with light on and a thermometer probe that detects the temperature set to 29 degrees. If it sounds, Slightly open the oven to slightly lower the temperature. You can not give you a precise time in which the dough to triple: it will take 9-12 hours depending on the closing of the dough and the environment temperature in which it is located. To me it has tripled in less than 9 hours. Remember to return the bowl of the mixer in the freezer so by having cold when you start to work on the second dough.


When the first mixture has tripled (do not do discounts dough, otherwise then the second dough rising times will grow dramatically), place in refrigerator for 30 minutes so as to cool slightly before processing. While the dough is prepared in the refrigerator on the table all the ingredients that will be needed for processing. Once after 30 minutes, refit the first mixture into the mixer and started processing before combining the sugar and then the flour: knead the dough with the hook at the minimum speed for 10 minutes or until it is again strung. The duration of the machining of the second mixture should be significantly lower than that of the first: to me only it took 25 minutes compared to 50 of the first mixture.

Once the dough will be re-strung (mine was strung immediately, without any problem), add egg yolks in 3 times. When all the yolks will be absorbed, add to the butter, salt and aromatic mix, alternately in stages. When all these ingredients are absorbed, the dough is shiny, incordato, smooth and, pulling a piece, you should be able to get the famous 'veil', a thin layer of dough, almost transparent. At this point you just have to add the so-called 'suspensions', or candied fruit and raisins, cold and treated as I have explained above: add them and knead the dough for a minute, then stops the kneading machine and unfold the dough a few times with hands and knead it again for one minute. The suspensions should be well blended in the dough, which must always be strung.

Once you have completed the second dough, put it on the work surface (Never use flour, the limit if you really must, you can lightly butter the work plan, but if you use a sheet of silpat or have the steel floor there will not even butter) and divide it according to the cups you have chosen: you have to get two loaves from 1,1 kg each if you chose panettone from a one kilo. Round the two pirlandoli doughs and leave the dough in the air for an hour (Pointing). The welding serves to relax the gluten mesh that was formed with the processing, making it more elastic and more structured. the pirlatura, that gives the dough a regular spherical shape and a certain height, It is essential for the subsequent development in leavening and baking of the cake because it makes sure that the gluten mesh is consolidated further by trapping air inside and creating a sort of pellicina more dry and consistent outside.

After an hour of rest, pirlare again the dough again and let air for 30 minutes. After thirty minutes, do another pirlatura air and let stand another 30 minutes, finally make a final pirlatura, the final one that will give shape to your cake and gently insert it into the mold.

The second rise should be, always theoretically, faster than the first: if the dough is well done and closed at the right temperature (About 25 degrees), it will take 5 to 7 hours, but as always it depends on too many variables. Cover the molds with plastic wrap and let rise at 28 degrees until the dough will not reach the edge of the mold . My doughs are arrived at the edge of the mold in 5 hours.

When the mixture starts to hit the edge of the mold, remove the film for foods and leave it for 45 minutes air, so that is formed on a surface resistant film, which will then help you make the cuts to panettone without problems. After 45 minutes, put the dough gently in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to At this point the cake will be increased further, surpassing the edge of the mold. You just have to practice the so-called 'etching', or make a cross-cut on the surface of panettone, using a razor blade or the appropriate cutter, If you want, you can also 'scarpare’ panettone, ie, partially cut surface 4 flaps of dough, to focus a little butter and riaccostare 4 flaps on butter. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

Bake the cake by placing it on a baking tray placed on the lowest shelf of the oven, so that the development of the dome will not be obstructed. A panettone from kilo must cook about 50 minutes and get to the heart at a temperature comprised between 92 and 94 degrees: I recommend you measure the temperature of your panettone putting a probe thermometer to the center after 50 minutes of cooking and, if he had not arrived at the right temperature, leave it a few more minutes. Remember, in the first 30 minutes of cooking, We must never and under no circumstances open the oven, otherwise you will lose heat and this will harm the development in the area.

Once cooked, panettone goes skewered with the special irons (I bought them on Amazon) or with irons sharp stocking (They will pierce the cups without deforming the panettone), flipped over and left hanging in the air for 12 hours. After 12 hours you can package it: I bought some very large bags and I sprayed them with plenty of pure alcohol at 95 degrees for food (they sell it in all supermarkets because it is used to make homemade liqueurs, It helps keep the cake and keeps it softer). In this way I guarantee (from experience) that the cake will last at least three weeks soft and fragrant. I can not tell whether it can last longer because our are over before, but have the patience to wait at least 5 days prior to sample your panettone, the taste will vastly gains. Have a good day!



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Alda 29 December 2019 at 00:45

At what temperature must stand the oven?

Ada Parisi 29 December 2019 at 09:55

A static 170 degrees!

mikahel369 7 November 2019 at 00:46

complex but it seems very accurate and promising Recipe.
Unfortunately, some of the items that you put to the aroma does not possess them, I will make with the classic flavor panettone.
But in fact the aroma I saw that you did not put the butter together with the items you prepared and put in the fridge.
I usually put the butter for at least two days in the fridge along with the aroma drops, because then this goes to absorb the scent and then release it throughout its body.
but maybe you is not necessary because we will use those as candied, I have to settle for raisins and little else.
Beautiful recipe, however I will use some tricks surely.

Ada Parisi 7 November 2019 at 14:20

Hello, no for the cake with the natural aromas of the process it is always the one that describe, with the soft butter at room temperature. To you instead it used the fat of butter aromas imprison, otherwise percepiresti them. Thank you, a warm greeting and let me know. ADA


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