How to eat panettone
You’ve spent three days baking it. But how the heck do you actually eat? There are a few different ways but they almost all look exactly like this:
Method One: Unwrap and it slice it.
Outside Italy this is the recommended method.
Option 1: Add Coffee (Breakfast)
Eat a slice of panettone with your morning coffee as breakfast. Europeans often eat panettone with breakfast around the holidays. Simply slice it into narrow pieces and serve it with cups of your favorite coffee, by itself or with other breakfast foods. Some people like to dip their panettone into their coffee before eating it. If this sounds good to you, give it a try!
Serve slices of panettone with glasses of Masala as a mid-day treat. If your family enjoys having a tea time or small afternoon meal, as many Europeans do, serve slices of panettone with Masala or other Italian wine at this time. Get enough small plates and wine glasses for each of your guests, slice your panettone and pour the wine accordingly.
Method Two: Tear and dip.
This is the more low effort traditional way. Which is messier and less formal.
Tear your panettone and eat it in a glass of milk instead of slicing it. Another way that Italians enjoy panettone doesn’t involve slicing it at all. Try simply unwrapping your panettone and setting it out. Give each person a 470 mL glass and have them tear off pieces of the panettone to place in their glass. Fill the rest of each glass with whole milk. Have each person enjoy their milk-soaked glass of panettone with a dessert spoon.
If you’re looking for other ways to prepare Panettone we recommend one of the following:
- Panettone Bread Pudding at BBC Good Food: “This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla - great for using up any excess Christmas panettone.”
- Panettone Pudding Tart at Jamie Oliver: “We all know we love bread and butter pudding, but it’s time for a change – this version is super-fun ”
- Panettone Panzanella with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts at Bon Appetit: ”A winter riff on a bread salad usually made with summer tomatoes.”
- Panettone and Italian Sausage Stuffing at Cookstr: The perfect recipe for a feast.