Christmas Pannetone might be a good recipe to expand your side dish recipe box. This vegetarian recipe serves 12. One serving contains 415 calories, 8g of protein, and 17g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 57 minutes. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Christmas. A mixture of warm milk, raisins, mascarpone cream, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy.
Combine currants, apricots, raisins, and bourbon in a small bowl.
Let stand 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
Combine yeast and milk in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Stir in 1 cup flour until well blended; cover and let rise 30 minutes.
Combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Add orange rind and vanilla; beat 2 minutes.
Add 3 cups flour alternately with eggs, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in yeast mixture. Turn out dough onto a floured surface, and knead until smooth while gradually folding in fruit mixture (8 to 10 minutes).
Place dough in a buttered bowl, turning to butter the top. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in warm place (85), free from drafts, 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
Butter a 10" springform pan.
Place dough in pan, pressing to evenly fill pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise 1 hour, or until dough reaches top of pan.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, shielding with foil after 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning.
Remove from oven, and brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes.
Remove sides of pan, and allow bread to cool. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Serve with Mascarpone Cream.