Homemade Gluten Free Panettone – Perfect for Any Occasion!

Gluten Free Panettone Recipe - Italian sweet bread made easy - gfJulesAre you looking for the perfect holiday treat that everyone can enjoy? Look no further than the classic Italian Christmas cake, panettone, made gluten free! Aromatic, moist, and flavorful, this gluten free panettone is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Read on to learn how to make this delicious dessert at home. 


What is Panettone? 


Panettone is an Italian sweet bread traditionally served during the holidays. It is shaped like a dome and has a light texture with a slightly crispy crust. The top of the cake is often studded with raisins or other dried fruits and nuts. Traditional recipes use wheat flour, but this recipe swaps out regular flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour and cornstarch to create a delicious gluten-free version. 


Panettone is a traditional Italian sweet bread typically enjoyed during the holiday season. It is typically made with all-purpose flour, sugar, butter, eggs and dried fruit like raisins or currants. This combination of ingredients makes it a sweet and fluffy bread with a unique texture and flavor. Traditional panettone is not gluten-free friendly because of its high content of wheat flour.


Making the Dough 

To begin making your gluten-free panettone, you will need to prepare your ingredients in advance. Start by combining the dry ingredients including the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl before adding in the wet ingredients like eggs, butter and milk into another bowl. Now it’s time to mix everything together! Begin by beating together the wet ingredients until they are thoroughly combined before slowly adding in the dry ingredients while continuing to mix everything together until it forms into an even dough. 


The next step is to add in some flavorings! You can customize your panettone according to your taste buds by adding in some vanilla extract or almond extract as well as zest from an orange or lemon if desired. Once these additional flavoring elements have been mixed into your dough it’s time for one more ingredient – raisins or another dried fruit of your choosing! Gently fold them in before transferring to a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan for baking.  


Bake Your Gluten Free Panettone 


Once you have filled your loaf pan with the prepared dough it’s time for baking! Place the filled loaf pan inside of preheated oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake uncovered for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on top and when inserting a toothpick in its center comes out clean. After removing from oven allow cooling before slicing into pieces so that each slice looks beautiful with its golden crusty top! Enjoy warm or cold with family & friends this holiday season – Buon Natale!


With just a few simple steps you can now enjoy delicious homemade gluten free panettone this holiday season without sacrificing any of its original flavors or texture! Whether served warm or cold this classic Italian cake is sure to be enjoyed by family & friends alike thanks to its aromatic & flavorful ingredients that make up every bite – Buon Appetito!