Thursday, 17 December 2009

All I want for Christmas - more Panettone



I'm a late starter in the Panettone stakes having only discovered this delicious cake in recent years.  It's so light I love it as an alternative to a traditional fruit Christmas cake, but that doesn't mean I'm going to miss out on that either.

Evidently it was devised by a 15th century nobleman who wanted to win over the daughter of a poor baker, so he invented a rich bread and added eggs, dried raisins, candied lemon and orange peel.  (Flowers and wine work for me, Honey!)

It's great with champagne, with coffee and also dipped into a latte.

Should you be silly enough to have some of this delicious cake left over - here are some recipes
Jamie Oliver's Panettonne pudding
Panettone Summer Pudding
Chocolate Ricotta Panettone Pudding

If you like to be local, buy your Panettone fresh from CIBO Espresso. Look impressive in gift boxes and sell for $25. Find CIBO Espresso
Or pick one up on sale after Christmas and use it in the recipes above - delish!


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