It is believed that the panettone was born at the court of Ludovico Maria Sforza, also known as Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Mi- lan in the 15th century.
It was the Christmas Eve when, during the banquet, the official chef of the Sforza’s family accidentally ruined the cake. In or- der to find a good solution, Toni, the guy helping the chef in the kitchen, had the idea of using a block of yeast that he had kept for Christmas. He added flour, eggs, raisin, candied fruits and sugar, obtaining a well risen and soft paste.
Family Sforza appreciated so much this kind of cake, that they decided to name it “pan di Toni”, from which it will develop the name “Panettone”.
Since then, the experts hands of our pastry chefs give new life to Toni’s act…