I don’t know about you but I love a decorative tin and at Christmas especially, the proliferation of delicious Panettone offerings provide a multitude of beautiful tins as well. And every.single.year I buy one for the dual purpose of enjoying a slice of the best sweet breads in the whole world, while eying up the stylishly coloured and charmingly Italian patterned metal container to use for storage afterwards.
I loved the lime green and gold of this tin and not being plastic, it can lend a vintage yet more sustainable feel to your pantry.
If you’ve ever tried to make panettone I’d be interested to know? I’ve tried a couple of times and it takes about twelve hours! I’ve had vastly more success making homemade Danish pastries and all manner of sweet breads and although absolutely I’m going to try again, it’s a wonderful thing that your average Italian shop panettone is anything but! So if you haven’t tried it, buy some, you might be surprised how good it is!
If you’re not familiar with Panettone, it’s an Italian sweet bread, made from what’s called an enriched dough (extra fat, sugar and dairy is added, usually in the form of butter and eggs) flavoured with vanilla, lemon and orange zest and speckled with sultanas and candied citrus fruit. It is light in texture and is incredible with coffee or my favourite, sliced, buttered and arranged in a creamy egg custard with a few dark chocolate chips thrown in to make a sensational bread and butter panettone pudding.
What are you waiting for!!!