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What is a Panettone?
The panettone is a typical tasty sweet of Milan usually eaten for Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Italy. It has a cylindrical base with a dome on top and it is made with water, flour, butter, eggs and candied fruit and raisins (it is usually called “panettone candito”).
There are many variations of the “panettone”: without candied fruit or raisins, filled with cream, ice cream or chocolate.
Do you know the origin of panettone?
The panettone was born in in Milan in the XV century and it is still produced in all Italy but especially in Milan there are many artisans who produce this sweet with the original and traditional recipe such as the Vergani family. The Chamber of Commerce of Milan registered a trade mark that certifies that the “panettone” is produced in a traditional way.
There are several legends about the origin of this Milanese typical sweet but we will tell you the most believed one:
Messer Ughetto of Atellani, a falconer was in love with Algisa, the beautiful daughter of a baker who hired him as an apprentice. One day he invented a sweet by mixing flour, eggs, butter, honey and raisins and then baked it. Everyone wanted to taste that new special bread and the two lovers get married.
Do you want to taste the real “panettone” during your stay in Milan?
MilanoCard let you enjoy the real cultural and culinary traditions of Milano thanks to the partnership with the historical brand of Vergani, a family who produce the panettone with the original recipe.
Thanks to MilanoCard you can taste the panettone all year long with a 10 % discount at the famous Vergani pastry shop and if you buy at least two MilanoCard you can also get a special present: a little panettone for free!