Natale without Panettone would be considered a sad Christmas indeed for any Italian family, but in Milan, where this special bread was born, it’s inconceivable.
And although the Eusebi family are perhaps best known now for our savoury creations, our first fore into pleasing the Scottish pallet was with my grandfathers traditional ice cream.
We bring generations of family passion, commensality and the hospitality of food to our specially prepare Panettone.
Enjoy as a classic dessert, plain, as French Toast, a sweet breakfast or a naughty indulgence…soaked in rum.
The classic panettone weighs about a kilo (that is, 2.2 lbs) and is about 8 inches high. The special dough, similar to sourdough, slowly ferments and rises for at least 12 hours, but the leavening process can last much longer.
Panettone is not the standard rich dark fruit cake, considered a heavy Christmas speciality, it is a light and airy delight, best sampled with a glass of sweet wine or toasted to accompany a pungent espresso.
It contains succulent little gems of candied fruit suspended in the pale yellow sweet bread. A soft yellow from the eggs is used in the recipe and a hint of lemon and orange.
Our octagonal bread can be sliced horizontally and the slices offset to create a Christmas tree shape on your table.
Although this Italian classic is found in almost every household across Italy, it is agreed that the recipe originated in Milan, perhaps as early as the 1600s. It is said that the Ancient Romans may also have had a similar light spiced bread.
To give the gift of panettone is the very essence of Italian hospitality, as it is a gift best enjoyed shared with family, friends and loved ones, particularly at this time of year.
Exclusively crafted just for Eusebi’s Glasgow, our panettone have ben created especially for you to enjoy. It can be a simple or as extravagant as you like, with any meal at any time of day.