Friulian Fruitcake

Preparation info
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Appears in
Italian Comfort Food

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

  • About

This panettone-like Christmastime fruitcake, a specialty of the northeastern region of Friuli, is rolled up like a jellyroll, so the rich filling permeates every slice. The dough and filling both contain dark rum, but if you want an extra kick, act like a local and dip pieces of the cake into grappa before eating.


For the Dough

  • 1 1 ¼-oz. packet active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
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  1. Make the dough: Dissolve yeast with 1 tbsp. sugar in ¼ cup milk. Combine yolks, butter, and remaining sugar in bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until well mixed. Continuing t