Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got some specialty items in the bakery – Panettone, Christmas Stollen from Balthazar and special-order gingerbread houses from Margaret Palca Bakes. Drop by Provisions on Saturday and sample the Panettone!
Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas bread from Milan. The dough is cured through a proofing process that takes several days but gives the cake a distinctive fluffy texture. Nestled in the bread are bits of candied orange, citron and lemon zest, and raisins. A traditional accompaniment to Panettone is a sweet sparkling wine. Try our Alain Rendardat-Fache Methode Ancestrale Demi-Sec or Musva Moscatel.
Stollen ($15.99) is a traditional Christmas bread, dense and sweet, packed with almonds, rum-soaked dried and candied fruit, and nuggets of marzipan. Last year we brought this as a gift to a holiday party and heard from the host that it was amazing (her actual words: “what was that thing that you brought? it was incredible.”) Available by pre-order and we’ll be tasting it Sunday in Provisions.
Bring the kids to see the gingerbread house from Margaret Palca Bakes on display. They make a fun gift – we delivered a few last year and saw smiles all around. They can be preordered for $35.99.