Citrus Panettone

dairy-free, egg-free citrus panettone

Every Christmas the panettone seems more and more popular, with piles of them in pretty boxes stacked up in delis and supermarkets. Year on year, more and more exciting varieties are available. Prosecco flavour seems popular this year, but I’ve gone for a more family friendly citrus theme. We generally prefer a light pannetone to rich and fruity Christmas cakes and puddings, so this year I’ve gone for full on lemon, clementine and candied peel for a zesty panettone which works wonderfully well at tea time, or toasted for breakfast. There’s no time like Christmas for luxury meals at all times of day and night!

The key to his light panettone is a long slow rise, giving a light bready texture which is beautifully scented with lemon and clementine zest and juice and dotted with the zesty candied peel. By all means add some sultanas if you like an added fruity dimension. I’ve topped mine with chouquette sugar but if you don’t have any available, then a sprinkling of granulated would work just as well. It’s best eaten within a few days, so don’t make it too far in advance – we’re going to have to polish off this one and then make another before the big day!

sliced egg-free panettone

 

Citrus Panettone

(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

vegan citrus panettone, nut-free

500g plain flour

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 tbsp yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup oat milk, warmed to body temperature

1/4 cup dairy-free spread

Zest of 1 lemon and 2 clementines

1/2 cup of mixed clementine and lemon juice (from the zested fruit)

1/2 cup mixed candied peel

  1. Sift the flour into a big bowl. Stir in the sugar, yeast, zests and salt.
  2. Pour in the warm oat milk, dairy-free spread and citrus juices and bring together to form a smooth and elastic dough.
  3. Knead in the candied peel until it is are evenly distributed. Cover and leave in a warm place to double in size.
  4. Knock back and form into a smooth ball. Place in a greased slightly narrow, tall tin.
  5.  Leave to rise again until it fills the tin. An hour in a warm place should be adequate
  6. Brush the top with oat milk and sprinkle with sugar.dairy-free panettone ready to bake
  7. Place in a preheated oven (190 degrees centigrade/gas mark 5) for 45-50 minutes, until golden and cooked through (it will sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.)

vegan lemon and clementine panettone

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. veganneeds says:

    oh I can’t wait to make this 🙂 just started following you, I have a vegan recipe/lifestyle & Cruelty-free beauty Blog as well, http://www.veganneeds.com
    so glad I found your blog & Happy to connect with you 🙂

  2. That looks pretty impressive! Gorgeous!

  3. Wow Lucy – I didn’t realise panettone was so easy to make, and now I feel really bad as I’ve never even tasted it before….

    1. lucylox says:

      Ooh you must try one day – it’s very light and tasty 🙂

      1. I will Lucy – it’s on the list for 2016….

  4. Amy says:

    Would love to try this for Christmas!! What diameter tin did you use?

    1. lucylox says:

      It’s 18cm or 7 inches – narrow enough to get a good domed top! Hope you enjoy the end results x

  5. Amy says:

    This looks amazing! Would love to try this for Christmas this year… What diameter tin did you use for this recipe?

    1. lucylox says:

      It’s 18cm or 7 inches x

  6. Sophie33 says:

    Home-made panettone! Beautiful!!!! Waw! MMMMMM!

  7. Sophie33 says:

    I made it & loved it so much! divine creation! xxxx

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