pan·​et·​to·​ne | \ ˌpä-nə-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce panettone (audio) , ˌpa-\

Definition of panettone

: a usually yeast-leavened bread containing raisins and candied fruit

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For those unfamiliar, panettone is a sweet bread made with fruit that's typically served during Christmastime. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Panettone French Toast Recipe Is Perfect for a Christmas in July Party," 14 June 2019 An abundance of pandoro cakes (panettone without the fruit), cannolis, and Italian rainbow cake cookies, were also on offer. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Chef Laila Gohar Provides Fructose and Glucose Galore at Vogue’s Pre-Met Gala Party," 6 May 2018 After midnight Mass at a nearby church that holds the saintly relics of an ancestor, the family will return home for panettone and a glass of fine Marsala wine. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Luxury Homeowners Discover the Delight of Sicily Living," 20 Dec. 2018 The brothers baked crusty loaves and spindly breadsticks, fruited panettone and focaccia. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "At North Beach’s Liguria Bakery, the Soracco family knows focaccia — and San Francisco," 12 Jan. 2018 Punch down dough and place in buttered and floured panettone mold, 8-inch cake pan or large coffee can lined with parchment paper. Lori Stacy, star-telegram, "Baking memories," 27 Oct. 2017 Around the holidays, the bakery offers panettone, a tall, sweet loaf chock-full of candied citrus that’s equally good eaten alone or dipped in a rich egg batter for a decadent French toast. Lori Stacy, star-telegram, "Baking memories," 27 Oct. 2017 Any sponge cake, pound cake or panettone will do, even better when the cake’s a little stale. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "Trifling a bit with the classic tipsy cake," 9 Jan. 2017 My mom loved sand dollars, peonies, a good panettone, the newspaper, cat’s cradle, photos, fireworks, Charlie Brown, the color red and a good book. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: When the midwife nuns square off against Steph Curry and LeBron James — well, it’s a battle for the ages!," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of panettone

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panettone

Italian, from panetto small loaf, diminutive of pane bread, from Latin panis — more at food

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