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Pannetone, Pandoro & Colomba

We love everything Italian here at Ratton Pantry and that includes all of the seasonal products available including Christmas panettone and Pondoro, plus Easter/Pasqua Colomba. We currently stock a curated collection of premium Italian products from Tre Marie.

What is Panettone? Panettone means big loaf. Like pandoro, it's a tall cake that relies on yeast to raise the dough and it's a traditional Christmas-time cake. It isn't easy to make as it takes a long process with multiple risings of the dough. It is a classic for the area around Milan in northern Italy. Our Tre Marie Panettone is to die for!

What is Pandoro? Pandoro stems from pan d'oro, meaning golden bread. It was a bread reserved for the wealthy, made with eggs, butter, and sugar or honey. Pandoro symbolizes Christmas in a very literal sense. The cake is shaped like a craggy mountain topped with snow-white confectioners sugar. It's difficult to make and therefore most Italians prefer to buy commercially produced Pandoro, such as those from Tre Marie, from their local bakery or supermarket. They are made in a high-sided mold that is tapered so it produces a star-shaped cross-section usually with eight points.

What is Colomba? Every year, we eagerly anticipate the return of la colomba di Pasqua, or the “Easter dove.” In Italy, this artisanal cake is a sweet sign of spring. Easter's counterpart to the Christmastime panettone and pandoro, the rich and fluffy cake is traditionally made with high-quality flour, farm-fresh eggs, sugar, butter, and natural yeast that takes at least 30 hours to rise. After rising, the dough is then baked into the iconic dove shape and finally topped with pearl sugar and almonds. Celebrate Easter with our Tre Marie Colomba Cake.

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