Panettone originated in the early 1900s and was made by poor people at Christmastime with leftover bread dough and whatever bits of dried fruit they had. A few years later, the Milanese confectionery company, Motta, copied the idea and started to produce it commercially. The Christmas table in Italy just wouldn't be the same without this cake. Zuccotto is a Tuscan pudding made with plain sponge and ricotta. As over Christmas I tend to have lots of panettone, I combined the two together and made this lovely rich dessert. Make it in advance and serve on Christmas Day as an alternative pudding.
Make it yourself
6-8 x servings