A stollen is a type of sweet bread that originates from the Saxony region of what is now Germany. The first stollen date back to the 14th century, but at that time, the bread was not the sweet bread that it is today.
This year, The Frenchman’s Corner is offering several variations of this bread for the 2018 holiday season. We are offering Albertengo panettone from the Piedmont region of Italy. They use nothing but the best ingredients to create their breads. Albertengo only makes two pastries a year, Panettone for Christmas and the other being the Colomba Pasquale for Easter. Since 1905 they have become the best, if not the best, panettone makers in the world. We invite you to stop in to purchase one of these delicious breads to share with your friends and family during the holidays.
From Italy, we have one option that is said to be about 500 years old, Panettone. It is typically, a tall light and fluffy bread made with butter eggs, dried raisins, pieces of orange and lemon or lime juice with a tall paper wrap to help keep its shape.