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The ingredients for the panettone are very simple, the dough is made of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, enriched with raisins and candied fruit. Making a homemade panettone is not difficult, but you need patience and a whole day available, since panettone requires long rising times. In our version, the panettone is made with fresh yeast instead of natural yeast; this speeds up the rising process, which otherwise would take several days.
The origins of panettone (literally "Pan del Toni", Tony’s bread) are disputed, some say that this tasty bread was made for love. Messer Ughetto degli Atellani invented the recipe by chance to conquer the baker’s daughter and got himself employed as a baker’s boy; to increase the bakery’ business, he baked this sweet bread which became very successful. Another legend has it that, during Christmas lunch at the court of Ludovico il Moro, the chef burnt the dessert. Seeing him in despair, a kitchen porter, called Toni, proposed to serve a sweet bread he had made in the morning; the dessert was brought to the table and aroused the enthusiasm of all guests.
A calorie is a unit of energy. The number of calories foods contain tells us how much potential energy they posses.
Most all the parts of our bodies are made from protein: hair, skin, blood, organs, and muscles. It is needed for cells to grow. It also repairs or replaces healthy cells and tissues. Protein in food gives us calories - 4 calories in one gram. If we do not get enough calories from fat and carbohydrates we may use protein for energy.
Water serves as a solvent for nutrients and delivers nutrients to cells, while it also helps the body eliminate waste products from the cells. Both the spaces between cells (intercellular spaces) and the spaces inside cells (intracellular spaces) are filled with water. Water lubricates joints and acts as shock absorbers inside the eyes and spinal cord. Amniotic fluid, which is largely water, protects the fetus from bumps and knocks.
Calcium is a mineral that is important for building strong bones and teeth. Almost all of the calcium we use in our bodies is for building strong bones. A very small amount is needed to help our heart, nerves and muscles work.
Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fiber. Starch is made from chains of small sugars. When these chains are broken down during digestion, we get energy. We get 4 calories from each gram of starch (or sugar).
Fiber is one kind of carbohydrate. It's the part of plant foods that our bodies do not break down during digestion. Because fiber isn't digested, it doesn't give us calories.
Iron is a mineral that is an important part of our red blood cells. It is needed to carry oxygen from our lungs to our cells, muscles and organs.
Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body. It's required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione.
Sugars are carbohydrates that provide the body with energy, our body’s fuel. Sugars occur naturally in fruit, vegetables and dairy foods and are added to foods for flavour, texture and colour.
Sodium is important for keeping a balance in pressure between the inside and outside of our cells. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure may increase the risk for having a heart attack or stroke.
Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of a person's total body weight.
Potassium is a mineral found in varying amounts in almost all foods. Diets high in potassium are associated with improved blood pressure control.
Fat is a nutrient that is an important source of calories. One gram of fat supplies 9 calories - more than twice the amount we get from carbohydrates or protein. Fat also is needed to carry and store essential fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A and D.
This is a type of fat that comes mainly from animal sources of food, such as red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
Zinc is a mineral that your body needs to be healthy. Zinc strengthens your immune system and helps in normal growth and development at all ages.
Vitamin C helps form a cement-like material between our cells. We need vitamin C to heal cuts, wounds, and burns. When we don't get enough vitamin C the "cement" between cells loses its strength and can cause us to bleed easily. It may show up as bleeding gums or bruises.
Thiamin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Another name for thiamin is vitamin B1. Thiamin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy it gets from food.
Riboflavin is one of a group of vitamins called "B vitamins." Another name for riboflavin is vitamin B2. Riboflavin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It also helps the body to use protein in food to build new cells and tissues.
Niacin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Niacin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It is also important to help use protein from the diet to build new cells and tissues.
Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine. It is involved in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the formation of myelin, a protein layer that forms around nerve cells.
Folic acid is important for making blood and building cells. It is also called folate or folacin. Folic acid is found in many food groups in the Food Guide Pyramid.
Vitamin B12 makes healthy blood cells and helps keep our nerves working properly.
Vitamin A keeps your skin smooth and the linings of your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, and intestines healthy. Vitamin A is also needed for healthy eyes. It forms the part of the eye that helps you to see in dim light. People who do not get enough vitamin A may have a hard time seeing at night.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant whose main job in the body is to protect against cell damage. Vitamin E may also play a role in maintaining a healthy immune system and protecting against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
Vitamin D helps ensure that the body absorbs and retains calcium and phosphorus, both critical for building bone.
Vitamin K helps with many important functions in your body. Vitamin K helps your body heal wounds, maintain your blood vessels and keep your bones healthy. Vitamin K may also help in preventing fractures (broken bones), especially in women after menopause.
This is a type of fat found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.
This is a type of fat found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.
This is a type of fat that occurs naturally in some foods in small amounts. But most trans fats are made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation.
Cholesterol is needed by our bodies for our cells, nerves and brain. It is also important in forming hormones and enzymes.
Caffeine is best known for its stimulant, or "wake-up," effect. Once a person consumes caffeine, it is readily absorbed by the body and carried around in the bloodstream, where its level peaks about one hour after consumption. Caffeine mildly stimulates the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Per prima cosa mettete in ammollo l'uvetta per farla rinvenire. Sciogliete 10 gr di lievito di birra e il malto (o lo zucchero) in 60 ml di latte tiepido, quindi incorporate la farina e impastate fino ad ottenere un impasto liscio e omogeneo che metterete in una ciotola coperta con pellicola trasparente a lievitare a 30° fino al raddoppiamento del volume (circa 1 ora).
Unite al primo impasto lievitato le uova, il lievito di birra sbriciolato e la farina, impastate con le mani poi aggiungete lo zucchero e in ultimo il burro ben morbido (a temperatura ambiente); impastate fino ad ottenere un composto liscio e non appiccicoso che adagerete in una ciotola coprite la ciotola con pellicola trasparente e lascerete lievitare a 30° per circa due ore, o fino al raddoppiamento del volume.
Unite il secondo impasto lievitato a 2 uova intere e 3 tuorli e a 220 gr di farina. Quando tutti gli ingredienti saranno assorbiti, aggiungete in due volte il burro ammorbidito e, a seguire, la frutta candita (arancia e cedro) la scorza del limone grattugiata, l’uvetta precedentemente ammollata (se volete potete ammollarla nel rum o in un altro liquore di vostro gradimento) e strizzata; volendo potete aggiungere degli altri aromi a vostro piacimento per rafforzare il profumo dell’impasto (arancia, limone, vaniglia, rum, ecc).
Lasciate lievitare l’impasto a 30° mettendolo in una ciotola coperta da pellicola trasparente fino al raddoppiamento del suo volume (almeno 2 ore). Nel frattempo, imburrate e rivestite uno stampo da panettone (il diametro dovrà essere di 18 cm e alto 10 cm, se non lo avete potete usare due pirottini di carta da 750 gr l'uno) con della carta forno e quando il volume dell’impasto sarà raddoppiato, estraetelo dalla ciotola, impastatelo di nuovo su di un piano poco infarinato e dategli forma sferica: posizionatelo dentro allo stampo da panettone con la parte più liscia verso l’alto. Lasciatelo lievitare coperto fino a che l’impasto non arrivi a filo dello stampo (almeno altre due ore). Quando l’impasto sarà a filo dello stampo, mettetelo in un luogo areato per 10-15 minuti in modo che sulla superficie si formi una specie di pellicola più asciutta, dopodiché incidete a croce la sommità e mettete al centro della croce un cubetto di burro.
Mettete su di una teglia da forno posta sulla parte inferiore di quest’ultimo, una ciotolina d’acqua e infornate in forno statico a 200° per circa 10-15 minuti, quindi abbassate a 190 e lasciate cuocere per altri 10-15 minuti. Se la superficie risultasse troppo scura o tendesse a colorirsi troppo infretta, abbassate ancora a 180 e proseguite la cottura. In totale il panettone dovrà cuocere per 1 ora. Una volta cotto, estraete il panettone dal forno e lasciate raffreddare. Il vostro panettone è ora pronto per essere servito!!!