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Reviewed: Badiani’s Panettone Classico

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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The Great British Food team

Dec 11, 2023
4 minutes to read

GBF’s team indulge in deluxe, authentic Italian panettone from Badiani…

This is a real treat. As soon as you unwrap the beautiful package, the buttery, spiced aroma of the panettone wafts through the air. It is truly mouth-watering – and that’s before you’ve even tasted a bite!

The golden crust has a delicate sheen and gives way to a light, fluffy texture that is studded beautifully with sustainably sourced candied fruits and raisins. The subtle sweetness of the dough is complemented by bursts of flavour from the plump, juicy fruits. It is a testament to the skills of the master baker behind this classic Italian creation.

Artisanally made and slowly proved, each slice is a perfect balance of sweetness, and the taste is light and indulgent at the same time.

One of the things we love so much about panettone is that it is so versatile. It’s just as good enjoyed simply sliced with a cup of tea or coffee as it is a showstopping dessert centrepiece for festive family gatherings. Or Badiani style, with gelato!

You can even use up slightly stale slices of panettone in a bread and butter pudding recipe and it is still utterly delicious. But it’s unlikely that you’ll have any leftovers. This panettone is so moreish – a buttery, fruity festive treat that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Bringing the taste of Italy to the UK, the first Badiani shop opened in the centre of Florence in 1932. In 2015, the iconic Italian store finally made its debut in London so that us Brits can enjoy a sweet slice of la dolce vita without leaving our shores. Even better, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to get yourself a taste of Badiani deliciousness, as they deliver to the whole of the UK.

Panettone Classico, £32,

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