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11Ingredients
530Calories
105Minutes

Similar to panettone, another Italian classic, this cake is made with a yeast dough that has a subtle citrus flavor and dried fruit mixed in. Grated lemon zest and orange zest provides the citrus flavor, and plumped raisins are the dried fruit, though dried figs or dates would also work well in this recipe. The cake is meant to be sliced and dipped into vin Santo or other dessert wine, but is also good dolloped with whipped mascarpone cheese or creme fraiche.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams all purpose flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 40 grams butter (softened and cut into pieces)
  • 2 eggs (medium, lightly beaten)
  • 60 milliliters milk (warm)
  • 10 grams yeast (brewer’s)
  • lemon peel (Grated, 1 of each)
  • salt
  • 1 vin santo (shot glass, may substitute with a sweet dessert wine)
  • anise seeds
  • raisins (soaked in some warm water)

Directions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the milk.
  2. Combine the flour with the sugar, a pinch of salt, and the grated orange and lemon peel.
  3. Add the softened butter, the eggs, a handful of anise seeds, a handful of drained raisins, and the dessert wine.
  4. Knead the ingredients until the dough is smooth and uniform in consistency (if necessary, add more flour). Shape it into a ball.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm area for approximately 2 hours.
  6. Knead the dough again with floured hands and shape it into a ring, place the ring of dough in a tube pan which has been buttered and floured.
  7. Let the dough rest again, in the pan in a warm area for approximately 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C and bake the cake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Serve the cake once it has cooled completely with cream or homemade jams, or dipped in Vin Santo.
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NutritionView more

530Calories
Sodium13%DV300mg
Fat18%DV12g
Protein25%DV13g
Carbs31%DV92g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories530Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol130mg43%
Sodium300mg13%
Potassium270mg8%
Protein13g25%
Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate92g31%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars31g62%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Deborah B. 7 Jun 2015
The cake was light, airy and a little dry which is perhaps why the recipe suggests serving the cake with a cream or jam. I whipped up a strawberry glaze and poured it on top. For a quick strawberry glaze, mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a saucepan. Then gradually add 1 1/2 cups of water until blended. Bring to boil and stir constantly for one minute. Remove from heat and add dry gelatin mix. Stir for two minutes until dissolved. Cut up strawberries and stir in.