May 272016

lemon icing panettone

I love Master Chef and here is Chef Luca Manfè winner of season 4 sharing his recipe for Lemon Icing Panettone.  You can watch the video HERE.   It is a deliciously decadent, but most importantly simple Lemon Icing Bauli Panettone.


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • ½ lemon juice
  • Bauli Panettone


  1. In a bowl, thoroughly sift the icing sugar. Gradually add the warm water.
  2. Stir vigorously by adding a few drops of lemon juice: you can use a spoon or spatula.
  3. The frosting should have a fairly smooth consistency.
    For a more liquid consistency, add more warm water.
    (Otherwise just add more powdered sugar.)

Chef Luca Manfe

Here is a bit more about Chef Luca Manfè ~ who has been in the restaurant business since he was 16 years old, working in a pub in his small hometown in Northeast Italy. When he turned 21, he started to travel the world, working in Italy, Australia, Florida, and New York.  He had the privilege and honor to work with great chefs, experiencing ingredients and techniques from different cuisines. Ultimately, he landed in New York City, in pursuit of the American dream.  Fast forward ten years, and Luca has certainly achieved what he set out to accomplish. Today, Luca is a successful cookbook author, releasing his first cookbook, “My Italian Kitchen,” in May, 2014.  He also runs a small catering company called “Dinner with Luca,” and serves as brand ambassador for Italian confectionary company, Bauli. Luca is the first male (and non-American) to win the title of MasterChef USA.




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