Pannettone is a delicious sweet bread loaf stuffed with crystallized fruits. Although there are many stories about its origin, I am sharing the one I like the most. As this particular legend goes, it was made for the first time at Ludovico il Moro's court, a knight from Milan, Italy. A dishwasher named Toni had made it to take home after work, however, the cooks had burned the dessert, and so he gladly offered his creation as a solution to resolve the problem. That's where the name comes from Pane di Toni, (Toni’s bread). With time, the name was modified until it became the known Panettone. From then on, it has been made in thousands of homes around the world, indulging adults and children alike.
With the holidays around the corner, I encourage you to prepare it at home as gifts for your friends and family. Each year, I bake some Christmas presents; saving both money and time I would otherwise spend looking for last-minute gifts.