Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Panettone

Panettone, Livorno
“Panettone” (plural “panettoni”) is a sweet leavened egg bread made with butter, raisins and candied orange. Originally from Milan, “panettone” is not easy to make: it usually comes in 1 kg pieces and the average price for a mass-produced industrial version is around 4 Euro, while the hand-made version goes for 4-5 times that. Some other variations are available such as plain or with chocolate, but they are not the real thing. It is served in slices, usually with “spumante” (sparkling wine) or sweet wines.

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20 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Much enjoyed over here as well. Prices range alike.
Please have you and yours a wonderful Christmas time.

Jack said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Salut!

Randy said...

I'll take the Spumante! I am not a big fan of raisins but if it were chocolate chips, bring it on.

cieldequimper said...

I've just finished mine. A small industrial one.

Kate said...

Sounds divine. I've had panettone here in a local Italian restaurant and grocery store, but I bet it's not quite the same as what you have described.

Dina said...

Oh panettone! Just yesterday my nun friends and I were reminiscing about the tall panettone that Filippo the hermit shared with us some years ago.
I'm glad to learn all the details you give us here.

VP said...

Dina - A hermit with a panettone?
ciel - I tried some of the allegedly 'handmade' panettoni: they are not four-five times better than the best industrial ones, if not exactly the same!

Berto Garcia said...

Hum que rico Feliz Navidad desde Canarias

Rob Mandy said...

Christmas without panettone isn't really Christmas, even for a Frenchman in Spain!

Stefan Jansson said...

If you remove the raisins I will eat the whole thing!

Luis Gomez said...

VP you have no idea how much I love Panetonne. One of my treats of the Holidays. I can actually eat the whole thing by self.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes even here in the furthest away city in the world we have Panettone thank goodness, delicious. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas VP.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Sounds like a gorgeous and filling dessert!

Small City Scenes said...

A special holiday treat. Yum!!! MB

Gunn said...

I have actually tasted it 3 times, different years and probably different makes.

Enjoy the Christmas time and the good Italian food.

We have Norwegian food AND Italian wine!:)

tapirgal said...

Beautifully composed with the fruit - and now I am hungry.

Traveling Hawk said...

I love panettone! We can buy it in our supermarkets too:) I mean Italian panettone!

Dina said...

Even hermit priests in the Hills of Judea have loving parents back home in Italy who send them holiday packages.

JM said...

I had panettone on Christmas Eve! :-)

VP said...

Thanks for your kind comments, I am really glad that my beloved panettone is present in your holidays!