Panettone on test

For a true taste of Italian Christmas, you can’t beat a slice of classic (or flavoured) panettone – here are seven to help you decide which one to serve this year The origins of panettone go back to Roman times, but it was the bakers of Milan in the early 20th century who made the […]

Panettone pudding


If you’re in the unlikely position of having leftover panettone, this is a delicious way to use it up, courtesy of Mario Matassa Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 5 minutes Ingredients: • 1 large free-range egg • 2 tbsp single cream • 2 thick slices of stale panettone • 25g unsalted butter • 125g fresh […]

Q&A: from leftover panettone to income tax

Our experts are here to help with all your questions about Italy. This month, art holidays, what to do with leftover panettone, driving around romantic Puglia, and income tax… Painting landscapes Q: It’s my ambition one day to paint some Italian landscapes for my friends and family. Would you have any particular places you would recommend […]

The best Christmas Panettone and Panforte

The festive season is upon us so why not treat yourself to a sweet slice of an authentic Italian cake, like panettone, pandoro or panforte? Here’s our magnificent six… Christmas cake comes in various forms in Italy: the raisin-filled panettone, the sweet yeasted pandoro and the richly-fruited panforte. The origins of panettone stretch back to […]