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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This is the time of year when you can buy this imported Italian Specialty cake called Panettone.  It also mean that Christmas is not that far away. The shipment arrives in early November and when it's gone, it's gone until next year. Every year as soon as my daughter gives me the signal that they've arrived, I scoot to the Super Store down town and buy enough to make me it until Christmas.

  It's a cross between a sweet bread and a cake and almost feel like an angel food cake. It has raisin and sweet dried fruits. It's very rich so you don't need much to satisfy. It keeps for a long time but I put the extra in the freezer and take it out when I need some. It's very nice to serve in small pieces at a dinner party along with the sweets.

I have several recipes for Panettone and have made it myself in a large coffee can lined with greased papers but I just buy it when it's available since I really don't have extra time to be bothered.  However I would like to fine a couple of Panettone pans because  some day I would like to make my own.  My oldest daughter may be able to fine some for me as she goes to Italy quite often. I've never thought to ask her. 

This is the brand I like, Naviglio. I've tried another brand but did not liked it as much.

I had a half a slice for desert for supper and now I'm having a nice glass of red wine.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  JB


  1. You know I see those things at the grocery store every year and I always wondered what they were. I will buy one and see what it is like. It does sound wonderful with a glass of red wine. I read the post about turning pictures. I will try it next time it happens. I hope you have a nice dry weekend Julia. I hope it isn't too cold.

  2. I see that cake every year in the supermarket but have never tried it. I know that I saw a sandra lee recipe for french toast made with that. Maybe I shouldn't try it I don't need one more sweet thing in my life.

  3. Hmmm, I'll have to look for it too. I love it when the Presidents Choice Insiders Report comes out! I go crazy trying all the new yummy things. I just bought a bunch of different frozen appetizers.

  4. sure looks good to me! I don't think I have ever seen it in a store here. So many goodies this time of year it's hard to keep up. Enjoy your bread/cake and take a bite for me.

  5. Kim ( Farm girl), Cathy, Kim ( Millie's Mat) , go ahead and give it a try. I always called it Panettone bread instead of cake but I think it's both. When there's a party around Christmas and I have to bring something, I take a loaf out of the freezer and slice it in small pieces and put it on a nice tray and it only take a few minutes to prepare and it always go very well.

    Kim, I know what you mean with the President Choice Insiders Choice flyer, I'm looking at it right now as I TRY to type and my mouth is watering for Spanakopita. I actually bought the Phyllo pastry sheets today so I can make my own. Did you see the recipe for PIG on a Raft? Tiny stuffed potatoes. JB

  6. Doris, I think that your comment got sandwiched between when I was typing mine. I'll think of you when I take my next piece tomorrow. Take care. JB

  7. Oh, I love the pannetone! We have it in our grocery each year and wat a treat it is! Haven't seen it yet, though.
    Enjoy every slice!