By Martina - Monday, December 14, 2015

Pandoro is my favourite Christmas dessert. You might not be familiar with that name if you're not Italian, because it is a traditional Italian dessert and it's probably not very famous in the rest of the world.

The name "pandoro" comes from the Italian "pan d'oro" which literally means "golden bread". It is a sort of soft, sweet, buttery bread, quite big and shaped like a star. People usually buy it at the supermarket or at the bakery, because it's not easy to bake at home. Being a Christmas dessert, it is mostly eaten during Christmas holiday, and it's usually not available during the rest of the year.

Most of the times it is served covered in icing sugar, but it can also be paired with Nutella, jam, custard or any other cream. My family usually prepares a special mascarpone cheese cream, which honestly is one of the best things I've ever tasted. Pandoro can be cut in many different ways, my favourite is the horizontal one, that makes cute star shaped slices.

Have you ever tried a slice of pandoro?
What's your favourite traditional Christmas dessert?

Marti xx

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