Ginger-Scented Panettone

Preparation info
  • Makes 1 tall 9 inch 23 cm cake, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

This is a revved up version of the traditional Italian Christmas cake. Originally a Milanese specialty, panettone is now popular all over Italy and excellent versions are made by both industrial and artisanal bakeries. I make one version or another of panettone around Christmas—it reminds me of my childhood when we hardly ever ate anything that wasn’t Italian. A good panettone is moist and flavorful. In Italy it is almost always made with sourdough starter—flour and water that ferments and