Panetones in Peru at Christmas

Italian immigrants to South America brought this special cake with them, and it has become a favourite part of Christmas celebrations throughout Latin America, traditionally enjoyed with hot chocolate.

So it is an important part of our activities in and around the refuge at Christmas time.

Panettone in Italian (called panetón, panetones or sometimes just pan dulce in Spanish) is a yeasted brioche bread, flavoured with citrus, studded with dried fruits and nuts, and baked in a decorative round paper mold.