If you’ve tasted Embajador Tequila then you know that there’s always just a hint of orange. If you’ve visited the Embajador Distillery then you’ll know why. Orange groves surround their agave fields. It is because of this unique and very intentional terroir that Embajador Tequila pairs exceptionally well with orange, cloves, cinnamon, and Christmas!
That’s exactly why I chose to create a Panettone (traditional Italian Christmas bread) with Embajador Tequila instead of brandy. In case you’re wondering, It is delicious!
Assemble the following ingredients in a bread machine (or bowl if you prefer Old World ways):
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Softened Butter
1.5 Teaspoons Orange Peel
3 Tablespoons Embajador Anejo
3.5 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Yeast
1 Cup Mixed Dried Fruit (I used Cranberry, Raisin, and Date)
I ran this on the Dough cycle so I could bake in a pan in the oven, but this will bake up just as easily in the bread machine. If you choose the machine, run it on a regular 2lb loaf cycle. If you choose the oven, bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.