A traditional cake during the year-end holiday season
This cake appeared in Milan, northern Italy, around the 15th century, and the custom of consuming Panettone spread immediately all over the world. But how was panettone born? There are many legends around this traditional product. They are almost all love stories, and we shouldn't be surprised, since Milan, notwithstanding its aspect, its work oriented attitude, its traffic, and everything else, it has always been, and will always be one of the most romantic cities in the world.
In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela and especially in Bolivia and Peru (known in Spanish as "Panetón" or "Pan Dulce") where the son of immigrants from Caserta, Italy, Antonio D'Onofrio spawned his own brand, using the Alemagna formula, which he licensed, along with the packaging style. This brand is now also owned by Nestlé and exported throughout Latin America. In recent years, Brazilian Panettoni have increased in quality and in popularity due to their low cost and abundance.
Michele Romero, my Brazilian friend had created one cute Panettone Holder, just perfect as gift for our Christmas Visiting Teaching. Download the instructions here.
Bunch of Thanks to Michele!