In Italy, no holiday feast would be complete without a fluffy, sweet panettone or pandoro served for dessert (and enjoy the next day at breakfast, too). With so many delectable flavors to choose from, we know it can be difficult to pick just one. Read on for our definitive panettone guide!
The traditional panettone and pandoro recipes date back to the fifteenth century, where legend has it that a distracted pastry chef dressed up a long-cured dough on the fly with candied fruit and raisins, just in time to serve his new invention to the Duke of Milano. Nowadays, it's not uncommon to find creative riffs on the classic recipe, ranging from chocolate chips to Italy's famed Amarena cherries and beyond. Wrapped up in elegant paper and a bow, with each cake boasting a more unique flavor than the last, how can a food lover choose just one?
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT PANETTONE or PANDORO
Luckily, all our panettone and pandoro are hand-selected (and yes, often tasted) by our food experts to bring you the best artisanal cakes from Italy. Read on for our definitive panettone guide for every type of food lover on your holiday guest list.