What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

December 2, 2011

Win a GIANT Holiday Panettone

Win a GIANT Holiday Panettone

Margaret, a Sigona's shopper, holds the giant panettone you can enter to win.

Technically, the size is categorized as magnum, weighing in at 15 lbs. Now that’s a big panettone!

We know the holidays bring out the cook in everyone, so if you snap a photo of yourself, a family member or friend cooking with ingredients from Sigona’s, we encourage you to post it to our Facebook page, or even send it in to share@sigonas.com, along with the recipe.

 

Contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!

 

Everyone who does so by Dec. 19th will be entered in a raffle to win the larger-than-life, 15 lb. holiday panettone, a traditional Italian holiday cake filled with fruits and candied citrus. It’s delicious!

What is Panettone?

Panettone a traditional Italian holiday treat that’s a sweet bread-like cake. Panettone can be plain or filled extras, such as dried or candied fruits. Panettone is generally enjoyed after a family meal with a special, creamy & sweet sauce and a glass of champagne!

There are many variations of a romantic legend about the origin of panettone, but we like this story told by the Italian Trade Commission…

Once upon a time, a young Milanese nobleman fell in love with the daughter of Toni the baker. The nobleman won the baker’s approval by disguising himself as an apprentice and preparing a naturally leavened bread that was soft and golden-yellow, shaped like a church dome and filled with fruits and candied citrus peel. The bread was such a hit that people lined up around the block for one of Toni’s sweet breads. Soon, people began to call the bread “pan de Toni,” and as more people came from near and far, Toni became wealthy and allowed the young man from Milanto marry his daughter. They lived happily ever after.

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