Start or indulge a passion for artisan baking this Christmas with all the baking essentials needed for a truly authentic Panettone from online specialists, www.BakeryBits.co.uk.
Add a twist to this traditional Italian sweetened celebratory cake with BakeryBits’ special Aroma Panettone essence. The essence contains the exquisite Fiori di Sicilia but adds to it further flavours and aromas suited specifically to Panettone dough – like candied fruit, vanilla, honey and spices – so that the quantity of those ingredients can be kept lower. The benefit of using the authentic essence is to avoid these ingredients slowing or even stopping the fermentation, this ensures a cake which is dark on the outside yet moist and fluffy on the inside.
By adding essential oil that contains these flavours the texture of the Panettone crumb will stay very light and open. Supplied in a 100ml dropper bottle, the essence can be used in Panettone, custards and puddings. Recommended usage is 1-2 tsp per kilo of dough.
To bake your special Panettone, BakeryBits offers a variety of cases for individual Panettone. The special tubular Panettone cases range from 70mm diameter suitable for approximately 100g or 4oz dough, to 170mm diameter suitable for approximately 1kg of dough and are designed to free-stand in the oven while the Panettone bakes, and for presentation of the baked cake.
Panettone cases (known in Italy as Pitrottini) originated in Milan. A homemade Panettone, using a good recipe that follows the authentic long proving and contains quality ingredients is incomparable with the supermarket versions.
Available from www.BakeryBits.co.uk, the Aroma Panettone is priced at £6.99, plus a delivery charge of £2.95 + VAT. Panettone cases are priced from £2.99 for a pack of 25, (100g or 70mm) to £4.49 for a pack of 25, (1kg or 170mm).
Orders can be made online up to the 22 December for next-day delivery. Delivery is available anywhere worldwide.