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03 December 2014

THE PANETTONE

THE PANETTONE,traditional Christmas bread-like cake of Milan was born and made in the city since 1400 or before,called in local language(PANETOUN,PANETUN,PAN DEL TONI,PAN DEL TON as cake of luxury).Usually enjoyed and eaten only during Christmas period and new year's eve.Is 100% one of the symbol of  milan along with THE DUOMO,the city is not only called the LITTLE BEAUTIFUL MADONNA AREA but even THE PANETTONE'S city.It has a typical dome shape with short and large extended round shape from the base.It takes several days to made this astonishing delicacy,the original ingredients are:white flavour,butter,caster sugar,raisin added dry and not soaked(very important),bread yeast,orange pieces,cedar for bakery,eggs,salt.The word Panettone derives from the italian word "panetto"(small loaf cake).Do you want to know who invented this culinary masterpiece state of art?simply.Every 100% milanese descendant for sure reply you UGHETTO ATELLANI a falconer form a noble family,in love with Algisa,the daughter of a poor baker named Toni.To help her,the nobleman disguised himself as a baker and invented this cake.The Duke of Milan LUDOVICO IL MORO(1452-1508)agreed to the marriage wich was held in the presence of LEONARDO DA VINCI encouraged the launch of the new bread like cake.If you are in the city dont forget to visit CASA ATELLANI(corso magenta 65-67),dont ask for a PANETTONE SLICE if is not Christmas period,impossible to find it.Dont forget to enjoy THE PAN DEL TONI warm and not hot to feel the cool smell.Is tradition to preserve a slice of the cake for SAINT BLASE(feb. the 3rd)to be eat fasting.If you want to made a Panettone by yourself dont forget is not simply,you'll must be a real MASTERCHEF.

1 comment:

Luis Gomez said...

Great post! I do love panettone.