March 10, 2015
In Montreal, where I live, boxes of Panettone hang from the ceilings in specialty shops, or sitting at the cash. You practically trip over them in the markets. The shop keepers claim to have the “best Panettone–none better,” Boxed Panettone supposedly make great gifts for clients. Apparently, giving a boxed Panettone, as expensive as you can afford, is a way of saying that the receiver is a very, very, very special person. I never understood why anyone would want to give a boxed cake to someone special. And that’s just it, Panettone is not a cake, it’s a bread–slightly sweet and exquisitely sour. After having made Rose’s version, I now understand that Panettone is a treasured holiday bread that is given to very special people, not from a box, but from your heart, made with your own two hands. The attention to every detail, each in it’s due time, holds the whisper of a promised delicacy–a delicacy that only a homemade Panettone can deliver.
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