Cairns Recipe Blog Cooking in Cairns, an amateur cook with an emphasis on baking



Today we will be doing something a little more complex that the typical bread baking and instead delve into the complex Italian Panettone a festive enriched bread that is sweet and fruity and fantastic all on its own or dipped into custard or whatever other "inglese" method you like, the bottom line is enjoy it.


Hazelnut Simple Syrup

The ubiquitous hazelnut syrup is used for coffee religiously in my household. I personally don't touch the stuff, but as always I enjoy taking a commercial product and attempt to replicate it (or better still, improve it). This is also my first experience with Rapadura Sugar, which is a "healthy" sugar made from raw cane juice slowly condensed over a low heat to produce a natural sweetener that is full of nutrients compared to typical refined sugar.

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Its nearly Christmas, and if you live in the northern hemisphere eggnog is a given. This is a very simple recipe which anyone can follow and can be scaled according to your needs. This can still be enjoyed in the southern hemisphere chilled, but make sure you make it hot first to ensure the bacteria in the eggs are killed off.