Every once in a while I’m sent something for my blog that knocks my socks off. And recently it was a bread machine cookbook, called 300 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes. See I love bread. If I could have it my way, and my hips didn’t mind, I would eat bread all the time. No kidding. Especially warm with loads of butter…mmmmm
So I thought that perhaps I might like this book, and was I ever right. I have made 5 recipes already from it (some of them more than once) and every single loaf of bread was amazing. Delicious.
This book is so good that I wanted to get this post up right away because honestly, I think this book would make a great Christmas gift.
So in keeping with the Christmas theme on my blog this December, I wanted to share with you a festive bread recipe…Panettone. Panettone, traditionally, is a bread originating from Italy, that is enjoyed at both Christmas and Easter. This recipe is not a traditional panettone, but a tweaked version of it.
And panettone breads aren’t usually braided, but I braided this one because I don’t like the shape of the loaves that come out of the bread machine. I like to use the bread machine to make the dough, then I shape the loaves and bake them myself.
This recipe is delicious! And makes a fantastic french toast!