Italian Panettone recipe   

The origin

Italian Panettone recipe: The origin

The ideologist and writer Stanislao Porzio, a native of Naples and resident of Milan, author of various books and publications related to cultural and gastronomic themes, published in his book “El Panettone ” the history of this traditional sweet, the Italian panettone recipe.
“In Milan, as early as 1470, it was a tradition to place three cylindrical loaves on the table at Christmas,” said Porzio, who located at this time “the first historical proof” about the existence of the Italian panettone recipe.

According to legend, how to make the Italian panettone recipe arose by accident in the fifteenth century, when during a Christmas lunch in the mansion of a Milanese duke, the cook burned the dessert in the oven, which led to one of the servants, named Toni, to prepare a bread with the elements that were in the cupboard: eggs, flour, butter, citrus fruits and grapes.
This invention was so successful, and spread so quickly, that the inhabitants of the Duchy of Milan began to order it in bakeries as “Pan de Toni” (Toni’s bread in English), which led to the abbreviation “panettone”, or the Italian panettone recipe.
“One of the keys to its popularity and expansion was the simplicity of its ingredients, which made this bread accessible to the poorest classes,” says the writer.

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In this new course, the chef will teach us about topics such as fermentation and sourdough: how to start and maintain it over time, as well as how to prepare it to get a good panettone.

In the new panettone and sourdough course, the chef brings you 4 different panettone recipes, the easter colomba and the traditional pandoro, as well as extra recipes to finish your panettone in the most original way.

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