Christmas Time Means Panettone!

Our guest blogger Robin Locker recounts her discovery of panettone and the history of this Italian holiday food-

When I first saw panettone, I thought it was the ubiquitous fruitcake that you see around the holidays. You know- the dense brick of a log that everyone hates, but gets as a gift…and re-gifts it on down the line until they find someone who either actually likes it, or decides it would best be served as a festive doorstop.

Oh yes, that fruitcake.

But panettone, is better. Way better. I saw Giada {her recipe follows} and I was hooked! I should have figured that anything shaped like a chef’s hat, should be a darn good culinary treat.

Read more about the history of panettone and get Giada’s recipe