Panettone is a type of sweet Italian bread bursting with vanilla, citrus and candied fruit. It's traditionally eaten around Christmas and New Year.In the UK, panettone has gained the reputation of being dry and tasteless, mainly because of the low quality Christmas cakes sold by supermarkets. Hundreds of recipes exist to transform those boring, stale loaves with overly sweet and tired fruit into something more palatable. Nothing could be further from real panettone which is deliciously moist and fragrant and is eaten on it's own during the many days of Christmas and the New Year’s festivities which last more than 10 days or so. Natale without panettone would be considered a sad Christmas for any Italian family, but in Milano, where this special bread was born, it’s inconceivable.Panettone is eaten as a dessert or a snack; because it’s not overly sweet. Long slices of the tall cake are cut from top to bottom and to be gobbled up with guiltless abandon.Traditionally, panettone is served after the enormous Christmas day feast or on Santo Stefano (that is, December 26th, a national holiday in Italy) but also on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Panettone is also excellent in the mornings with caffe latte or cappuccino, or as a snack with an afternoon espresso.
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