Panettone

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.wikipedia
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Sourdough

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It is made during a long process that involves curing the dough, which is acidic, similar to sourdough.
In the southern part of Europe, where panettone was originally made with sourdough, sourdough has become less common in recent times; it has been replaced by the faster-growing baker's yeast, sometimes supplemented with longer fermentation rests to allow for some bacterial activity to build flavor.

Angelo Motta

In 1919, Angelo Motta started producing his eponymous brand of cakes.
He is associated with the commercial production of the sweet yeast bread panettone.

Christmas

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.
Slovaks prepare the traditional Christmas bread potica, bûche de Noël in France, panettone in Italy, and elaborate tarts and cakes.

Pandoro

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It has a cupola shape, which extends from a cylindrical base and is usually about 12–15 cm high for a panettone weighing 1 kg. Other bases may be used, such as an octagon, or a frustum with a star section shape more common to pandoro.
Panettone, a similar Italian Christmas bread

Hot chocolate

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Lombard immigrants to Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil also brought their love of panettone, and panettone is enjoyed for Christmas with hot cocoa or liquor during the holiday season, which became a mainstream tradition in those countries.
In Peru, hot chocolate can be served with panettone at breakfast on Christmas Day, even though summer has already started in the southern hemisphere.

King cake

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In some places, it replaces the king cake.
In some places, the rosca de reyes is replaced by panettone.

Colomba di Pasqua

Colomba Pasquale – traditional Italian Easter bread (Easter Dove)
Colomba pasquale or colomba di Pasqua ("Easter Dove" in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.

Cozonac

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Examples of similar breads from other cultures include badnji kruh in Croatian cuisine, folar de páscoa in Portuguese cuisine, brioche in French cuisine, kulich in Russian cuisine, panettone in Italian cuisine, and challah in Jewish cuisine.

Fruitcake

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Panettone is a Milanese sweet bread loaf (widely available throughout Italy and in many other countries) served around Christmas which is traditionally filled with dried and candied fruits, with a bread loaf consistency similar in texture to Irish barm brack.

Babka (cake)

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Babka – Eastern European holiday sweet bread
Panettone

Kulich

Kulich - Russian Easter yeast bread/cake
The recipe for kulich is similar to that of Italian panettone.

Candied fruit

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In Italy, they became a key ingredient of some of the most famous sweets of its culinary tradition: among these, the Milanese panettone and Cassata Siciliana.

Milan

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Season-related pastries include chiacchiere (flat fritters dusted with sugar) and tortelli (fried spherical cookies) for Carnival, colomba (glazed cake shaped as a dove) for Easter, pane dei morti ("bread of the (Day of the ) Dead", cookies flavoured with cinnamon) for All Souls' Day and panettone for Christmas.

Stollen

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Italy

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

Milanese dialect

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

New Year's Eve

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

Western Europe

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies. Lombard immigrants to Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil also brought their love of panettone, and panettone is enjoyed for Christmas with hot cocoa or liquor during the holiday season, which became a mainstream tradition in those countries.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

Australia

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.

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Panettone (pronounced ; ) is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in the local Milanese dialect it is called panetton, ), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern, and Southeastern Europe as well as in Brazil, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies.