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Panettone Genovese

Panettone Genovese is is a fruit cake consisting of currants, raisins, cherries, almonds, and candied orange peel or essence, cooked in a batter of flour, eggs, butter and sugar.

The dessert is typical of the province of Genoa and of the entire region of Liguria. The panettone is a variant on the original version of the 16th century Genovian Christmas cake, which was called Pandolce, today the Panettone Genovese remains an important Christmas tradition in the region.