We’re going to Italy! Via our kitchens, that is. This is a fancy bread I only make this time of year. Panettone is the quintessential bread made by Italians at Christmas. Legend has it that it started in Milan, but some dispute that. What it is, is a rich sweet bread with fruits and peels, usually flavoured with citrus and vanilla. It is dome shaped on top, and some say this represents Il Duomo, or the cathedral in Florence.There are two Duomos, one in each city, but the domed bread much more resembles the one in Florence. Go figure, as these two cities weren’t always the best of friends. At any rate, politics and architecture aside, panettone has spread beyond the borders of Italy as a popular Christmas bread.