Although panettone and pandoro, Italian Christmas breads/cakes, originated in northern Italy, there are some outstanding ones made in Sicily: Specifically in Castelbuono (Palermo province) in the Madonie mountains and in Belpasso (Catania province) at the southern foot of Mount Etna. I can’t wait to open my panettone from Castelbuono (and heat it in the oven)…
Panettone with a Sicilian Theme
Sicilian infused panettone or pandoro … Stuffed with sweet ricotta! I couldn’t resist when I saw this at DiPalo in New York’s Little Italy. We ate it for breakfast on Christmas morning. Not exactly cassata, but a treat nevertheless!