Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas home interior

This is our third Pandoro... The second, though, was an "Offella" and it's finished now... (so very yummy). It is considered the ancestor of Pandoro, going as far back as 1891 (see the site of the most renowned pasticceria that makes the best Offelle...).
The first Pandoro we ate was a Bauli, surely the most popular one, with its typical lilac box (italian children - me included, a while ago - play with this box. Parents cut holes for the eyes and the child wears it on his head, like an armour). 
This third is a "second choice" one, sold (only locally) in a clear plastic bag at a ridiculous price only because its shape is not perfect... We like to buy the boxed ones first because the the box is part of our Christmas traditions...but we usually grab a couple of these too...
Next one (and last...) will be a Paluani, of course. The red box is very festive and the cake is really really good!
So, after my lecture about our typical Christmas cake, you surely know what to seek for!

10 comments:

lunarossa said...

Ciao Vale, foto molto suggestiva e gustosa! Qui da noi in Old England ho trovato solo un pandoro Galup con le gocce di cioccolato che ho comunque preferito rispetto a quello di marca Sainsbury's (????). Cari saluti. Antonella

babooshka said...

It all looks so delicious and your explanation was so . I hope you had a happy Christmas

washaw said...

Beautiful tradition, lovely.

Tash said...

Looks very festive and delicious. I think it's similar to what my grandmother in Istria made for Christmas. I'll have to find some here to remember. Lovely post for Christmas.

nobu said...

I think you have wonderful holidays.
That cake looks delicious, Pass me a little!

Fastidiosa said...

Ti manca solo di assaggiare il "Nadalin" o lo hai già fatto?!

Saretta said...

I can see you are a "Pandoro family"! We, instead, are divided by generation. My kids love Pandoro, but my husband and I are "Panetone people" all the way! We had a wonderful one on Christmas eve, made by a friend who is a baker!

Kitty said...

mmmmm looks wonderful and cozy
I bet these cakes are delicious.

Glad you're having a nice holiday, Valeria. Enjoy your time with your family!

Ming the Merciless said...

I have never had pandoro but I will try to find one this week at the Italian grocery store.

mkhansen said...

I've never tried this either, but it would seem it must be tried if you can consume 3 (or more) over the season! I'll keep my eyes open for it.

I hope you and your family had a very enjoyable Christmas.

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