Italian Christmas Tradition: Pandoro

Italian Christmas Tradition: Pandoro

The Pandoro is a typical Christmas yeast bread, which was created in Verona. Its provenance can be found either in the Viennese pastry, in the French brioche or in a dessert of the Venice’s aristocracy (called “pane de oro”, golden bread).

The Pandoro is actually an evolution of a Veronese sweet bread, called Nadalin, and was created in 1800 by Domenico Melegatti. Its typical shape is that of a  frustum with an 8-pointed star section ideated by the artist Angelo dall’Oca Bianca.

It is usually served covered by a Vanilla-scented icing sugar, and sometimes it is filled with gelato or chantilly cream  ad it is a MUST on our Italian Christmas tables! We recommend you to try it!

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