Panettone & Pandoro

From the Italian panetto or small cake, Panettone is a large fruity enriched sweet bread, offered typically during Christmas throughout Italy and around the world.

Originated in Milan, it is a large, dome-shaped cake that has been leavened with yeast. It has a slightly light and airy texture but a rich and buttery taste, and is not very sweet.

Pandoro, another Italian Christmas bread, is often confused with panettone but is a star-shaped golden cake, without any dried fruit, from the city of Verona.