If you are among the people who believe that nothing says “The Holidays” like a festive loaf of panettone, let me just say this: You are mad.
This bread, it is evil.
It will drive you insane, make you tear your hair out. You may find yourself repeatedly staring intently at an unrising bowl of taupe glop, thinking, “Just, why, God, WHY?”
I mean this for the folks out there attempting to bake it, that is. (If you’re the sort who buys panettone in a store then, sure, go for it. I’m sure that’s pretty harmless.)
The problem I had here was holiday spirit.
Recently, I found myself so infused with the stuff that I decided to tackle panettone for the Bread Baker’s Apprentice challenge.