HOW TO BUY PANETTONE LIKE AN ITALIAN!
The History of Panettone
Panettone has earned its place in the holiday spread with its uniquely rich history. Originating in Milan, legend says in the 15th-century, the Duke of Milano, Ludovico il Moro, threw a magnificent Christmas Eve feast with 12 luxurious courses. The goal was to make the Duke appear to be as wealthy as possible. By the end of the evening, the kitchens were almost completely depleted of all ingredients but the guests were still craving dessert. The head pastry chef, being distracted by a forbidden kiss with a nobleman’s wife, had let the planned dessert burn.
The chef compiled what was left in the kitchen which all together were a few scraps of orange peels, raisins, and some dough that had been resting for three days. Panic set in for the chef but Toni, a scullery boy, stepped in. He mixed the remaining ingredients together and tossed the mixture in round pans and into the oven. Dreading the near future, the pastry chef presented the final course and quickly walked out of the dining hall.
To his utter surprise, this fluffy dome-shaped sweet loaf received an applause and the chef admitted it was the pane di Toni (Toni’s bread) which, legend says, became known as panettone.
Buying an Italian Panettone for Christmas
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