This classic panettone is a tall, domed-shaped cake, rich with fresh butter and eggs, generously sprinkled with plump raisins and candied peel. Torinese carefully nurture the panettone dough through a proving process that can take up to 20 hours. The resulting cake is gloriously light and airy—a taste of real luxury. This delicious cake will take pride of place on your Christmas table or make a wonderfully unique gift for friends and family.
Originally a north Italian speciality, panettone today is synonymous with Christmas across Italy. When you cut into this soft, fragrant confection the room is filled with the aromas of butter, vanilla and citrus zest—sure to get mouths watering. Panettone is so versatile you’ll wonder what you ever did without it. Serve in slices at breakfast as it is, or warm through to bring out the aromas; heavenly with a full bodied strong coffee or hot chocolate. It makes an elegant dessert when served with mascarpone or just tear off a chunk whenever you can’t resist. However you eat it panettone will soon become part of your festive tradition.