First, set aside 1 white from the eggs for smearing. I made the dough with the ingredients listed but if you'd like to bake more of it, double the ingredient quantities.
Stir the yeast in the warm milk with 1 tbsp sugar and leave it to bubble for 10 min.
Pour it into the beaten eggs with the sugar, add the oil, rum, liquid vanilla and knead a medium-soft dough.
Knead and stretch it briefly, leave to rise in a warm area for 40 min, covered with a towel.
Divide it into 3 parts. With oiled hands, form each one into a long wick and weave the 3 of them about each other.
At that point, shape it into a wreath in an oiled form. Let rise for another 30 min., smear it with beaten egg white, sprinkle with sugar, stick the raisins in it.
Bake the panettone in a preheated 356°F (180 °C) oven to a nice crisp for 40 min. Anything mom makes is always delicious!