Panettone Milanese

Yeast-Risen Christmas Cake

Preparation info

  • Makes

    16

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

This is the typical Italian Christmas pastry. Made from a rich yeast dough with raisins and candied fruit, the panettone originated in Milan but is now made all over Italy.

Though a popular cake, panettone is seldom made in the home. Large-scale manufacturers like Motta and Alemagna make the bulk of the panettone produced in Italy, and even pastry shops sell these packaged versions, made with natural yeast for superior freshness.

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