A few weeks back I was contacted on behalf of Sainsburys to see if I would be interested in trying any of their Taste the difference christmas products. Since I have always been pleased with the taste the difference items I have purchased (I use their taste the difference chocolate for baking all the time), I decided to take them up on the offer. A few days later I accepted delivery of a large parcel from Sainsburys. They had very generously sent me a 1kg panettone. Luckily it wasn’t too hard to find some willing family members to help me put the cake to the taste test.
Panettone has been on my list of things to bake for christmas for a couple of years now but I never seem to quiet get round to it. I’ve read bad reviews in the past of shop bought stale/dry cakes. This was not the case with the Sainsburys cake which is baked in Italy to a family recipe perfected over the last 40 years. It was rich, moist and buttery (much like brioche) and studded with jewel like pieces of candied peel. It was nicely packaged in a deep purple and gold designed box, complete with ribbon (no picture of the packaging as mine was a little bashed in the post) and as such would make a great christmas present. We all throughly enjoyed this panettone (some even went back for seconds). I have about a quater of the panettone left so does anyone have any good recipe ideas for using it up?
Thank you to Sainsburys for sending me this panettone to review.