Make this soft Italian Christmas cake a part of your own holiday tradition. Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Classic Panettone is a buttery, dome-shaped brioche studded with raisins and candied fruit and scented with natural vanilla. The golden dough is made with a special natural yeast and left to rise three times (for almost 20 hours total) to create an ideally tender and flavorful bite.
Your panettone can be warmed for a few minutes in a very hot oven and served with crème anglaise or fresh cream whisked with mascarpone. This rich bread is traditionally eaten as a festive finish to the Christmas meal along with glasses of dessert wine, mixed nuts, dried fruit and torrone. Buy a few extra for hostess gifts and a couple more to make fabulous French toast in the morning. Have an even merrier season, try Rustichella d'Abruzzo's Cherry Panettone, too.