The best panettone in Toronto are tender, rich and a holiday must-have for people across the city. Individually packaged in eye-catching, multi-coloured boxes, panettone is an ideal holiday gift. Made from recipes that require the skills to deftly complete a multitude of exacting steps -- from carefully coddling the starter, to proofing and mixing, scaling add-ins, shaping, even dramatically hanging the baked loaves upside down to ensure they're perfectly domed, light and airy -- panettone is the type of artisanal, once-a-year product that makes epicures weak in the knees.
Thanks to a profusion of fabulously talented, finicky bakers, the GTA has panettone galore to explore. We're also spoiled with shops selling some of the best exports Italy has to offer. Go traditional with candied orange peel, or sink your teeth into a panettone flavoured with everything from limoncello to pistachio, pear, cream and more. As fitting a companion for your morning coffee as it is for a glass of dessert wine, this subtly sweet, yeasty bread is a comforting winter companion. Try Toronto's best panettone now, before they disappear for another year.