If you walk down any street in Rome during the holidays, you will notice every other person carrying a large box of cake. That would be panettone or pandoro, they are traditional Italian Christmas cake.
They are everywhere, so of course we had to try some.
The taste reminds me of packaged Hawaiian sweet bread that you buy in bulk at Costco. But don’t ask me how you are supposed to cut it. Here’s how we ate our Christmas panettone: