Traditional Italian Christmas Cake with Black Cherries
Like all of Filippi’s panettone, this soft, brioche-like Christmas cake begins with the family's irreplaceable yeast starter that has been carefully preserved for over 40 years, plus free-range eggs, Bourbon vanilla and fresh butter. For an extra special twist, Filippi addscandied sour cherries to the dough, lending a sweet and pleasantly tart bite to the plush and airy crumb.
Wrapped in a festive red packaging and tied with a bow, Filippi Amarena Panettone is ready for gifting. Serve wedges for dessert alongside fruit and nuts or lightly toast a slice and top with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream.
Enjoy this true Italian artisan tradition after the Christmas meal with a glass of dessert wine or some bubbly. Easily savored next to dishes of mixed nuts, dried fruit, torrone and other holiday confections. Warm it up in the oven on high temp for a few minutes and serve with sweetened mascarpone, a scoop of vanilla gelato, or shower with powdered sugar.
Have leftovers? No problem. Make some post-Christmas French toast or use Rolando Beramendi’s silky, custardy bread pudding to really wow your tastebuds.