Delivery Italiano Introduces Panettone
During the holidays, Americans enjoy their pumpkin pie, the English have their plum pudding and the Italians have panetonne. If you’ve never heard of panettone, in short, it is a buttery and delicious holiday staple that can be found inside the homes of most Italians throughout the season, usually packaged in elaborately decorated boxes and wrapped with ribbon.
The original panetonne recipe dates back to the 1400’s. There are two distinct legends that include love, secret meetings, Dukes and generosity. What’s Cooking America has a pretty good rundown on the legends if you are so inclined.
Panettone is seen by Italians as being the traditional holiday gift to give when visiting friends or family starting in November and continues into January. Very few Italians will attempt to make this labor intensive sweet on their own since the process can take several days. But how one chooses to enjoy it is a matter of personal preference. Some have it with coffee in the morning. Others pair it with a nice red wine or prosecco.
So why the topic of panetonne now? No, it’s not Christmas in July. We are actually going to be partnering up with one of the best panettone producers around, Fraccaro, to bring their superb product to you this November. Just in time for the holidays.
The Fraccaro family has been in the baking business since 1932 when Helen and Giovanni opened their first bakery within the walls of Castelfranco, a small town just north of Venice. Since then, they’ve been making bread and sweets much the same way as they did 85 years ago. Their secret? The Mother Yeast, as they call it, gives their panetonne its sweet fragrance and superior flavor.
With fillings like Lemoncello, almond, prosecco and Gianduia (think chocolate and Nutella)… trust us, you do not want to miss this! Would you like to stay in the loop on when we will be accepting pre-orders? Enter your email below and we will let you know when they are available for order.