Panettone from Hong Kong bakery Levain. The Christmas bread gets a bad reputation for being dry and tasteless, but it can be delicious – if you know how to make it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Panettone from Hong Kong bakery Levain. The Christmas bread gets a bad reputation for being dry and tasteless, but it can be delicious – if you know how to make it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Christmas

The best panettone: bakers reveal the secrets to making the Italian Christmas loaf, plus six of the best places to buy – or try – panettone in Hong Kong

  • At its best, panettone should be a billowing, toffee-hued, chef’s-hat-shaped mass of sweet bread, with creamy insides studded with raisins and citrus peel
  • However, ‘anything and everything can go wrong at any stage of the process’, says one baker – it requires someone ‘who will treat it like a baby’ when making it

Topic |   Christmas
Panettone from Hong Kong bakery Levain. The Christmas bread gets a bad reputation for being dry and tasteless, but it can be delicious – if you know how to make it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Panettone from Hong Kong bakery Levain. The Christmas bread gets a bad reputation for being dry and tasteless, but it can be delicious – if you know how to make it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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