Panettone Time: Lots of them at Eataly

It’s that time of year again.  Panettone time.  And if you walk through Eataly you’ll be impressed with all the brands and varieties out there.

We’ve worked our way through these in years past.   Panettone here, and here and here from 2012, and then way back in 2011, too.  On display this year we have the traditional candied fruit, a pear variety, a beer inspired one (the orange one), chocolate and others.  And many more brands than I’ve seen.  We gave in a got a mini to sample, and the bread and fruit were really moist.   $39.90 for one of the cakes seems a little extreme, but maybe we need to try just one for comparison purposes.

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The Final Panettone: The Eataly Version

And on to panettone #3 of our Buy 1 get 2 free offer at Eataly.  We started with a chocolate version, then moved on a more traditional version of the cake (the Corsini brand), and ended with Eataly’s take on it.

I think my favorite was the Corsini. I liked the texture of the cake and the way it pulled apart.  But I really enjoyed the bigger pieces of candied fruit in the Eataly version. That one me over, though M didn’t like that aspect of it.

So until next Christmas (or the next sale!)….

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More Panettone: Corsini

And this is our 2nd Eataly panettone we picked up at the “We went long panettone” sale.  This one was very special as it came in a wrapped box.

We enjoyed it following a nice dinner with some Pinot Noir.  This is what the Italians do, right?

This cake was delicious.  It was light, sweet and sort of tore apart in layers.  Definitely giving this a high rating, so far it’s the best!

Panettone: Cioccolato

Yes, it’s February.  And I’m finally getting to panettone postings.  The truth of the matter is, we didn’t get any panettone this year at Christmas!  I was slightly bummed by that and was eyeing the few chocolate ones at Eataly 2 weeks ago.  But we hit the jackpot last weekend, Eataly had a buy 3 for 1!  At the lowest price.  And since they average $26, we had to give in.  Now, I’ll admit, that I do love this stuff when it’s actually Christmas time.  But it’s great in February.  Toasted with butter.

This was the version that comes with the powdered sugar that you throw in the bag with the cake and shake.  This cake was studded with chocolate chips.  We sprinkled on individual pieces.  It was the Bistefani brand and pretty good.

But we have two more and I’m pretty sure we’ll be digging into another this weekend.  Especially if it’s cold out…I’ll be inside with a big hunk of toasted panettone.