Panettone versus Pandoro
So, what's your favourite, panettone or pandoro? During the festive season in Italy, this is an ongoing dilemma, an issue that borders on insularity and often triggers family feuds. Much more than just a question of taste, the eternal battle between those who love raisins and candied fruit and those who dream about piles of butter and icing sugar, is repeated year after year. Pandoro is a deliciously soft cake made from flour, butter and eggs, with a dusting of icing sugar. The cake is baked in an eight-pointed star-shaped pan that gives it its signature form. Today's pandoro was inspired by ‘nadalin', a simple dessert that was traditionally made at Christmas throughout houses in Verona. Elevated from a regional sweet treat to a national specialty, today Pandoro vies with panettone for the title of Italy's best-loved Christmas dessert.