TIP OF THE DAY: What To Do With Your Panettone Or Pandoro

Some people don’t know the delights of panettone and pandoro, Italian Christmas breads that are now in stores nationwide from. In Italy they’re Christmas and New Year’s staples, given as holiday gifts. Some Americans have adopted the tradition. For years we had friends who’d receive them as gifts, then put them aside like so much…
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RECIPE: Nutella French Toast

Nutella, jam and panettone French toast. Photo courtesy Bauli.   Panettone (pah-neh-TOE-nay) began in medieval Italy as a Christmas bread; but today, the fluffy yellow yeast bread variously filled with raisins, other dried fruit and orange peel, is available year-round. There’s also a version with chocolate bits—an ingredient not available until the latter half of…
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RECIPE: Panettone Yogurt Parfait

A parfait for breakfast or for dessert. Photo courtesy Whole Foods Market. Just when we’d turned the last of our panettone into French toast for New Year’s Day breakfast, another panettone arrived. Oh no, we thought: What do we do with this panettone vis-à-vis our New Year’s resolution to give up the sugar group for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Tea (Or Wine) Break With Christmas Bread

Gingerbread may be the best known Christmas “bread” in the U.S. Hopefully you’ll enjoy a few bites before the season ends (and send someone an adorable Gingerista gingerbread family that mirrors his or her household). But don’t let the holidays pass you by without trying pandoro, panettone, panforte and/or stollen. All are delicious with spiced…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Toasty Panettone

Panettone photo by Gabriel T. / SXC. Did you get a panettone for Christmas? Panettone, a medieval Italian Christmas yeast bread dotted with candied lemon peel, orange peel and raisins, is the Italian version of fruitcake—a popular Christmas gift. Panettone is tall, dome-shaped and airy (some say fluffy), in contrast to the other famous Christmas…
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