Chiostro de Saronno Panettone

Chiostro de Saronno PanettoneAuthentic Italian Holiday Tradition
Chiostro de Saronno Panettone is a sweet bread loaf that makes a wonderful dessert or accompaniment to brunch. It is the traditional Christmas cake of Milan.

The long process of making panettone includes the curing of the acidic dough, which is similar to sourdough. The proofing process alone takes several days, giving the cake its distinctive fluffy characteristics.

Panettone are made with simple ingredients—fresh butter, sugar, and eggs. It also contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest, as well as raisins, which are added dry and not soaked.

Legend has in that at the end of the fourteenth century a pastry maker from the court of Visconti wanted to bake a cake for his sweetheart. But, during the preparation, something went wrong and the dough rose out of all proportion. In this manner the panettone was born, a delicious recipe reproduced in modern times.

Chiostro de Saronno Panettone is traditionally served in slices, vertically cut, accompanied with sweet hot beverages or a glass of sweet wine.

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