🎄Pandoro - Alp-shaped sweet Christmas breadRegular price £15.50
Buttery, with vanilla and citrus perfumes, this soft-as-a-cloud sourdough based dessert is a staple in the Italian Christmas Cuisine just like the Panettone.
Our Sourdough Starter, Leonard, was born exactly for the Pandoro, a Christmas tradition that both Debs and Marco were missing after moving to England from Italy, when it was still impossible to find here.
With her long (15+ years) experience in the industry, Debs created, developed, improved and mastered the recipe, known as one of the most difficult in the Bakery World to make, together with the classic (and beloved) Panettone: with our Pasta Madre, the stiff sourdough starter that's normally used in Italy, we make this incredible bread in a bit over 3 days; we then bake it in the Italian-made, alp-shaped mould that's been invented by an Italian artist in the 19th century. We give it a week of resting to let it blend all the flavours together on its own, and then give you the yummy experience you deserve.
Free-range eggs to give it a beautiful yellow crumb and the pure vanilla extract, the citrus paste that we slowly cook and blend in-house (nothing at Buzzing Bee is left to chance), the icing sugar snow: all together to give you the best Christmas ever!
The Pandoro is a true Work of Art.
We will make only a small batch of Pandoros a week, to maintain the highest quality you're used to get from us.
We have taken the decision to keep the price lower than others this year, reducing our earnings to just enough to invest in further production, so that you can enjoy the best made bakes even in this time of uncertainty.
A BIT OF HISTORY
This sweet bread has its roots in Ancient Rome, but the modern recipe has been patented in 1894 in Verona. The original version (like the one we make) doesn't have any fillings: no creams, no fruits, just joyful buttery crumb, shaped like the alps and dusted with icing sugar.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
The Pandoro in a compostable (but strong) bag
A pouch (also compostable) of icing sugar.
Once ready to eat it, open the sugar pouch and throw it all on top of the Pandoro STILL INSIDE THE BAG.
Close the bag on top and shake it until all the Alp is covered in snow ❄️
Now take carefully the Pandoro out of the bag, place it on a plate, cut and Enjoy!
PS: warm it up for a few minutes in a 150* oven, just for 3 or 4, you'll see a big difference in taste 😉
The tradition in Italy is to sugar it before sitting down for the family Christmas meal, plate it and then leave besides the fireplace for the whole lunch or dinner, turning it every so often to lightly crisp the sugary edges: it releases it's vanilla scent all over the room, aiding the overall cosy and festive atmosphere.
Organic flour, butter, sugar, water, citrus paste (tangerines, oranges, lemons, sugar), honey, eggs, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, sea salt, malt syrup.
Wheat and barley (gluten), dairy, citrus, eggs.
Please note: all our products are made in a kitchen that handles nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds), peanuts, sesame, wheat (gluten), dairy products, eggs, sesame, soya.
Preorders for shipping until on the 18th of December at 12pm! LAST SHIPPING DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER.
Preorders for SW London delivery only until the 19th of December for deliveries during Christmas Week (and Christmas Eve)!
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD! DUE TO IT'S LONG PREPARATION TIMES WE CANNOT TAKE LATE ORDERS.
Please note that orders larger than 2 kg (including packaging) will incur in a £7.50 extra charge due to higher shipping costs.