Expired Giveaway: Bauducco Holiday Panettone

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Fill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win one of five festive Bauducco Panettone—a traditional Italian holiday cake—to share (or not) with family and friends this season.

Note: You can enter one time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is noon (12:00 p.m.) EST 12.13.10.

“In Italy, panettone is a staple from late November through New Year’s, served as a dessert, at breakfast with coffee, and even in recipes like French toast,” says Lucinda Scala Quinn, an expert in Italian culinary traditions and the author of MAD Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys and Lucinda’s Rustic Italian Kitchen. “But it has been hard to find in America, limited to gourmet specialty stores in cities with large Italian-American populations.”

Bauducco Foods, a Brazilian company with Italian roots, aims to change that. Made in the authentic Italian fashion, Bauducco Panettone incorporates traditional ingredients such as dried fruit, while also adding a new twist: chocolate chips. (Even the purists among us can’t quibble with chocolate, right?)

“With its subtle sweetness and light texture, panettone is more versatile than traditional cakes. I like it on its own, or topped with ice cream or powdered sugar,” says Scala Quinn. “It pairs well with dessert wines or Champagne for an after-dinner treat, or coffee or hot chocolate in the morning.”

(If you’re thinking of serving panettone for dessert, you might want to consider Lucinda Scala Quinn’s lovely Vinegar-Glossed Chicken for dinner.)

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