For me, it’s always Panettone time. I know what you are thinking, those cakes in the box? The one Giada says to use for French Toast because they are so dry? Yes, that is the cake.
We decided to test one out last Christmas, just to see how dry and unappealing it might be. Well, it was a moist sweet cake and we were hooked. We’ve tried Trader Giotto’s, Eataly, one from Fairway, a mini one from Buon Italia. Basically, lots of brands. And lots of kinds, including plain, raisins, chocolate chip, and chocolate covered. We started early this year with one from Costco purchased in late October.
So how were we going to resist the piles of cakes at one of our favorite spots? Well, it didn’t go well.
Slight chocolatey flavor to the cake and a generous amount of chocolate chips. I want to say the cake consistency was denser (maybe I thought it should be denser for the price), but I’m actually not sure if it’s better than lesser varieties.
Our conversation while standing at the pile went something like this:
“Should we buy it”
“Mmm, yes? But do we really need this much cake?”
“You know we are going to buy it at some point, so let’s just get it over with”
I wish a had a good picture of the inside, or us digging in.
I love my Panettone toasted with peanut butter (my holiday time breakfast), or with butter, or maybe Nutella (but this isn’t allowed in the house anymore).