Panettone (Italian pie for Christmas)
Description

Italian pie “Panettone” is liked in Lithuania as well. Its history traces back to the Middle Ages and the pie itself is from Milan. There are even several legends of its origin, however, the best-known story tells that in the fifteen age a young man fell in love with a beautiful girl who was a poor baker Antonio’s daughter. The young man started to work at Antonio’s bakery to help: he flavoured the baked products with hard to get items as sugar, eggs. Soon everyone saw that Antonio’s bread is very delicious, thus his business thrived. During Christmas, the young man seasoned a pie with sugar-coated fruits and raisins after that everyone started to call this festive product as “pan de Toni”. So that is how the name for this bread was born. Of course, the lovers got married, thus it is a very happy story as this pie is full of happiness and joyful waiting for holidays. This product for holidays is especially flavouring because into its composition a little rum is included.

“Panettone” is always flavoured with sugar-coated fruits. We suggest trying two types of “Panettone”: with raisins or cranberries. The pie should be cut into thin slices and served with a sweet tea, coffee or dessert wine.

If the pie is dried, do not throw it away! Cut it into thin slices, on the top spread a thin layer of butter and toast them about 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven of 200 degrees. You’ll have fine bread crumbs which you can enjoy for a very long time. There is one more way to use this pie: cut it into slices to have 5-6 round sponge-cakes. During a colder season of time spread whipped cream and curd cream on them and in summer spread a little bit melted ice cream. In such a way “Panettone” will be more delicious and you’ll be a very clever housewife or householder.

If there is left of some pie, it is very delicious to dip it into whipped eggs with milk. Just cut the pie into slices, whip eggs with milk and a little bit of sugar. Baking vessel should be covered in butter; put slices of the pie in it and on top pour whipped eggs with milk. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven preheated up to 200 degrees. Before serving sprinkle it with cinnamon.

These delicious products are the fluffiest and the softest for the first few days, while they’re freshly baked. If you want to be sure that on your Christmas table will be the fine “Panettone”, we urge you to order it in advance.

Composition / Energetic value

The energetic value of this bakery is about 420 kcal per 100 g. The price of the pie is not high, even though its weight is about 500 g.

 

Italian pie “Panettone” with raisins

Ingredients: mix Grandi occasioni (WHEAT flour, dry WHEAT admixture (WHEAT flour, yeast), maltodextrin, fructose, sugar, emulsifiers fatty acids mono-and diglycerides E471, SOY lecithin E322, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate E481, WHEAT GLUTEN, ökolh, dry WHEAT ferment (WHEAT flour, lactic acid bacteria), powdered EGGS, powdered EGG yolk, flavourings, WHEAT grist flour, ferments), raisins 18%, drinking water, EGGS, margarine (animal fats, rape oil, water, salt, emulsifiers: lecithin, fatty acids mono-and diglycerides), acidity regulator citric acid, flavourings, colour additive beta carotene, rape oil, honey product (glucose and fructose syrup, acidity regulator-citric acid, honey flavouring), sugar, yeast, rum.

Energetinė vertė 100 g 1733 kJ/413kcal
Fat 19,2
of which saturated fatty acids 5,1
Carbohydrates 51,85
of which sugars 22,11
Fibre 1,67
Proteins 7,48
Salt 1,6

 

Italian pie “Panettone” with cranberries

Ingredients: mix Grandi occasioni (WHEAT flour, dry WHEAT admixture (WHEAT flour, yeast), maltodextrin, fructose, sugar, emulsifiers fatty acids mono-and diglycerides E471, SOY lecithin E322, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate E481, WHEAT GLUTEN, ökolh, dry WHEAT ferment (WHEAT flour, lactic acid bacteria), powdered EGGS, powdered EGG yolk, flavourings, WHEAT grist  flour, ferments), cranberries 18%, drinking water, EGGS, margarine (animal fats, rape oil, water, salt, emulsifiers: lecithin, fatty acids mono-and diglycerides), acidity regulator citric acid, flavourings, colour additive beta carotene, rape oil, honey product (glucose and fructose syrup, acidity regulator-citric acid, honey flavouring), sugar, yeast, rum.

Energetic value 100 g 1762 kJ/420kcal
Fat 19,02
of which saturated fatty acids 5,06
Carbohydrates 54,15
of which sugars 23,21
Fibre 2,6
Proteins 6,93
Salt 1,47