Discover the best gourmet pandoro and panettone by pastry chef Andrea Tortora
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The Christmas period would not be complete without the traditional Italian gourmet pandoro and panettone. These sweet breads are rediscovered and reinvented every year, offering consumers a wide choice of products.In Italy you can find gourmet versions of panettone and pandoro, made with high quality ingredients, which do not look at all like those we are used to seeing in supermarkets from November onwards.
Read on to find out where to find the best gourmet pandoro and panettone in Italy…
What is panettone?
There are fun types of panettone, the Classic one and all the other variations with fruit, chocolate, pistachio … The classic version is made from a dough enriched with candied fruit, orange and cedar peel in equal parts, and raisins. The traditional recipe of panettone was born in Milan, at the end of the eighteenth century, at Christmas in every house a large wooden log was put on the fire.
Then all the diners ate slices of wheat bread distributed by the head of the family, who kept one for the following year, as a good omen. That bread had, especially for the poor, a special value. The bakers in fact, except those who baked for the nobles, during the year had the prohibition to use wheat flour, precious and prerogative of the rich.
The Milanese Corporations, however, had decided that at Christmas everyone ate the same bread, called “Pan de Sciori” or “Pan de Ton”, that is bread of the lords, luxury, which was enriched with sugar, butter and eggs.
In the following years, the panettone became a dolc breadand that was prepared once a year, in November, to be consumed at Christmas time. Panettone is a sweet bread made with an enriched dough and usually studded with raisins and candied fruit. It is baked in a special mold, which gives the baked bread its characteristic shape.
Its typical soft texture and its unique taste make panettone one of the most popular Italian Christmas sweets. Panettone can be eaten all year round, but it is traditionally consumed during the Christmas period. It can be eaten as it is, or it can be used to prepare panettone croutons, perfect for appetizers or desserts. Panettone croutons can also be used to prepare fruit salads, ice creams and crème brûlée.
Why buy a high quality artisan panettone?
Panettone has gained a special place in the Italian Christmas tradition. It is associated with the Christmas period and is consumed as a dessert, appetizer or dessert. When you buy the best artisan gourmet panettone in Italy, you have to look for pastry shops that have a high quality ratio between the crust, the crumb and the filling.
You can find gourmet artisan panettone online. Buying online allows you to easily compare the various products and choose the best one for you.
Pandoro, its origins and its history
The origins of pandoro are still unknown, although there are many theories that try to explain its history. One theory is that the name pandoro derives from the Latin word “panis”, which means “bread”. Another theory is that the word pandoro comes from the Italian region of Verona, where the first pandoro was cooked.
This theory suggests that the word pandoro derives from the word “golden bread”, which means “golden bread“. This is because pandoro has a golden crust, similar to the color of gold. The traditional pandoro recipe consists of a dough enriched with yeast and prepared with butter, eggs and milk. It is usually stuffed with a mixture of honey and butter.
It is usually eaten as a dessert, accompanied by various fruit compotes chocolate sauces or mascarpone cream.
Where to find the best artisan pandoro in Italy?
When looking for the best gourmet pandoro in Italy, it is important to choose a product that is made with high quality products. A well-made pandoro has a thin and soft crust and a very dense and compact crumb, but not crumbly. The filling must be sweet but not excessive and must be accompanied by the right amount of butter.
It is an honor for us to present the pandoro of the Italian pastry chef Andrea Tortora. Try it and let us know what you think!
The best artisan gourmet pandoro and panettone are produced with high quality ingredients and offer consumers a wide choice. Although there is nothing better than enjoying a homemade Christmas cake, it is also nice to try some of the most famous and appreciated artisan versions. It’s also a great excuse to get together with friends, enjoy some Christmas fun and taste some of the best Italian delicacies!
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