Even this year, with the approach of Christmas, I decided to dedicate the topic number post his Stories of Pills and I thought it fitting, to begin, do a little research to find out the distant origins of panettone pandoro, the two cakes that best represent the most beloved feast at the table of adults and children.
On the panettone I found out that Milan is coming and that seems to exist already in the '200, although in a different form as we know it today, or as a first bread enriched with yeast, miele, raisins and pumpkin.
In the '600 we find him in the form of a coarse focaccia composed of wheat flour and grapes, 800 while it turns out to be much richer with the addition of hearty ingredients such as eggs and sugar.
L’raisins It was also present in this latest version of Christmas cake, as it had the value of good luck and then the task to herald prosperity and wealth (a bit’ as for us lentils on New Year).
Among the many legends arisen around the cake over the centuries, one tells that at the court of Ludovico the Moor She was announced the presence on the table prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve, a sweet new and very special, a dome-shaped bread mixed with grape seed but, during cooking, and bruciò, throwing the cook into the deepest despair.
A kitchen boy named Toni But, He had a brilliant idea: equally serve the cake and pass it off as a crust specialties.
The success among the guests was immediate: He was born on “Toni bread”.
Only however in 800, the “Toni bread” He began to take on the typical features of the modern panettone, and the beginning of '900 the shape and packaging which we are accustomed to see it today, arising from an idea by Angelo Motta (Photo gives: ciabattine.nand