This post is dedicated to Mike & Friends who have been cooking with us with so much fun.Thank you !
At Christmas ,Panettone is the essential dessert for many Italian families. The versions today are really many but personally I suggest buying it traditional, classic and then offer it with sauces that will satisfy the tastes of all friends and relatives.
The Orange sauce is the longest to be prepared,ca.10 minutes
2 eggs 70 gr./2 and ½ oz. sugar 200 ml. milk 1tsp. Vanillin /2 drops vanilla essence
1 pinch/1/2 tsp. fine salt 1 orange 1 tsp Strega liqueur
Tools: 2 small saucepans wooden spoon small strainer small bowl oranges grater little knife
In the saucepan, beat two egg yolks with the sugar, a pinch of salt and the vanilla.
Grate an orange. Add the orange zest to the eggs. Heat the milk. Add the milk to the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Absolutely do not let it boil. Pass it in a very fine colander .
Pour into a bowl and add the liqueur. Serve it with strips of orange peel
Then we have 4 creams extremely easy to make and realized always with very typical ingredients you can substitute with some flavour you particularly like.
Ingredients: 1 Panettone 250 ml/ 8 f oz Whipped cream
2 tsp. Nutella 3 tsp. Alkermes or red liqueur 1 espresso 2 tsp. peach jam
Mix the cream with 2 drops vanilla essence in an electric mixer for 1 minute, add a spoonful of custard/confectioner’s/icing sugar, beating until the cream is consistent.
Gently mix 2 tablespoons of whipped cream with 3 teaspoons of alkermes or other red liqueur
Put 2 teaspoons of Nutella for 30 seconds in the microwave
Gently mix 2 tablespoons of whipped cream with 2 teaspoons of Nutella. (perhaps not necessary with American Nutella)
Gently mix 2 tablespoons of whipped cream with 1 cup of espresso coffee. If you want a more delicate flavor add vanillin
Gently mix 2 tablespoons of whipped cream with 2 teaspoons of not too solid peach jam.
Add a teaspoon of liqueur to taste
And don’t forget that if-for a strange case- you have Panettone leftovers, you can make trifles with fruit, tiramisu, bases for various cake with them.