Panettone

21 01 2013
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TRE MARIE PANETTONE MILANESE SENZA CANDITI, on a seat beside me on board SQ918, departing for Manila. It shared space with my lambskin Longchamp.

MAKING FRIENDS with people from different cultures opens you up to learn about traditions outside your own.  They may be totally different on face value but, for all intents and purposes, quite the familiar.

One of the best gifts I got over the past holidays was TRE MARIE PANETTONE MILANESE SENZA CANDITI. Kuya Michele, who gave me the gift before his months–long assignment had ended, wanted me to have it with my family for the traditional Christmas Eve dinner.  He said that an Italian family Christmas dinner would not be complete without panettone.

So this premise meant I had to exercise all the self-control I could muster even when the pints of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer had been calling out to me, asking to cozy up to wedges of this Italian Christmas cake, rich and fluffy with eggs and butter, made with sultana raisins, and as brandished on the box, made in the traditional Milanese way.

On my last flight home, I made it a point to handle this cake with utmost care, almost giving it its own seat on my Singapore Airlines flight.

True to expectations, it was devoured by my whole family on our much–delayed holiday dinner the very evening I arrived.  We had it with either regular ice cream or sugar–free frozen yogurt for my mom, together with excellent coffee.

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Taking good care of the cake meant resting it on a pillow. I did try to fit the seat belt around it. Hahaha!

 

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The day I picked up the panettone. Here it is, awash in sunlight at dusk.

 

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The panettone at our Italian Christmas lunch at Claudio’s place on Orchard Turn.

 

Italian Lunch - Food 10 Panettone with Gelato

I’ve come to love panettone the way I first served it, with ice cream. Or in this case, with gelato.

 

Italian Lunch - Food 11 Panettone with Gelato

A tight shot of scrumptious panettone with vanilla bean and chocolate gelato.

 

 

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24 01 2013
dxpg

Nice enteng, the cake looks good with ice cream. 🙂

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