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October 04, 2011


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Too bad panettone doesn't work without gluten! I used to overdone on it, I love it so much.

Where can you find this product in the Bay Area?

Pia @ Peppercorns in my Pocket

panettone is one of my daughter's favourite cakes. she can't get her tongue around the word yet, so she calls it 'raisin bread'. i doubt if i'll ever embark on a panetonne making mission, but i enjoyed getting to know a bit more about it from your post. lovely read, simona :)

Simona Carini

Ciao Laura. I don't have experience baking with gluten-free flours, but I can imagine you would not be able to get the rise panettone needs, right? I could not find that information on their website, so I sent an inquiry. I will let you know what I find out.

Ciao Pia. Making panettone at home was a good experience. I am glad your daughter likes it. A child with a big slice of panettone is such a sweet image. Thanks for your kind words.


The photo makes me drool, I swear! As soon as December arrives, our stores are filled up with these delicious sweet breads. I just can't resist and always buy at least two :D Even though it does not belong into our Czech Christmas tradition at all, I can't imagine the holidays without it. I too tried to make it at home but it didn't taste as good as the one from the store. I don't know, maybe it is impossible to make good pannettone in a home kitchen. Anyway, I'm so jeleaus that you can buy panettone even now :D


I oscillate, I still do. I loved pandoro as a child but years of eating the best artisanal panettone in Milan changed my mind. If is it industrial I'd still go for pandoro. If it is artisanal... Do I really have to choose? Or if I do, I'd skip them both for torrone, the hard variety. I could kill for good torrone.

Simona Carini

Ciao Catalina. I had no idea panettone was popular in the Czech Republic. I am glad you get to eat it: I think everybody should taste it. It's too good to miss. Maybe one day I will try again making it at home, after I have taken a class on pastry that it's been on my wish list for a while.

Ciao Caffettiera. You've been spoiled in Milan, like me. My father is the torrone fanatic of the family. I liked the one with the dark chocolate around, or the chocolate hazelnut one (morbido). Oh my, dangerous thoughts so early in the morning ;)

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