Panettone is an Italian type of sweet bread, historical accounts of panettone invariably state that it originated in Milan. The word panettone derives from panetto, a small loaf cake. The augmentative suffix -one changes the meaning to “large cake”. The beginnings of this cake appear to date from the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey. Chiostro di Saronno panettone is still produced according to an old family recipe. Panettone is made during a long process that involves curing of the dough with the proofing process alone taking 72 hrs leavening, giving the cake its distinctive fluffy characteristics. If you have any allergy, intolerance or dietary requirement please click here.
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