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Panettone....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Ashtrayhead, 29 Dec 2007.

  1. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Location:
    Belvedere, Kent.
    What a disappointment! Thought I'd get some because it's half price, elegantly wrapped, but it turns out it's just an expensive sponge cake with sultanas! I'll stick to the Stollen in future.
     
  2. how can you think of leaving the stollen? the best bit is making it:biggrin:
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Panettone is a waste of money. In fact, I'd walk past if they were giving it away.
     
  4. ...and I thought you were on about this one...:biggrin:

    Actually, my step daughter lives in Italy and 'Swimbo' (better acronym for 2008 - I added the i for intermittently :smile::biggrin: ) carted them back in various forms, so eating is compulsory. Not too bad with the powdery sugar sprinkled on top accompanied by a vat of tea.:wacko: Prefer brioche - has a bit more heftiness to it...:tongue:
     
  5. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    My husband loves them so I normally give him a panettone for Christmas.
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I'm rather partial, the Tesco Finest is more than acceptable!
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    They can get dry but get a nice moist one and they are lovely.
     
  8. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Panettone is not sponge, it is a yeast cake with added egg yolks. The yolks give it its lovely yellow colour, and greatly retard the yeast's action, giving the cake its characteristic light texture. They are difficult to make and will usually be made by specialist firms in Italy, often family firms

    A real Italian panettone is a subtle, flavoursome delight, and goes well with coffee, tea, brandy or grappa. I prefer it to the stodgy, over-sweet, over-heavy, calorie-laden, indigestion-causing Christmas cake and pudding so loved in this country.
     
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Panettone is a bit rubbish, but like brioche, makes a damn fine bread and butter pudding. :biggrin:
     
  10. Fill a stein :ohmy:
     
  11. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Oooh, don't mind if I do. Lowenbrau Oktoberfest please. :ohmy: