What to do with Italian Pandoro Cake (Trifle?)
My mother bought two Italian Pandoro Cakes at Big Lots, and now I have these two big red boxes with no idea what to do with them. I am thinking of a dessert for Christmas. One of them is the plain cake (kind of like Panettone without the fruit), and the other has strips of Hazelnut filling. The only thing I can come up with is trifle, but all of the trifles I have had in the past have been lackluster. Does anyone have a dessert idea, or a really really good trifle recipe?
These all sound like great ideas. What is a torrone? Also, what would you think to using this as a base for a rum cake. Basically, take this cake and just pour a bunch of rum on it? The reason I did not want to just serve it as is, is I am afraid it would be lost on my in-laws who I am cooking for. I thought if I turned it into something more recognizable for them, they would not stare at it blankly : ) I love the idea of a tiramisu. I have never actually tasted the cake before, does it have the same texture as a ladyfinger?
Does it come in the big cellophane bag with the packet of powdered sugar? You're supposed to dump the sugar into the bag, then shake the whole thing up. I love it just as is with coffee for breakfast around Christmas time! I'll miss it this year because I'm not going to Italy.
Cool. I was looking up some pannetone information and came up with this information
Serve Pandoro (golden bread) cut horizontally so it has a star-shape and “napped with cream or served with a sauce made from mascarpone, champagne, melted chocolate or whipped cream. Sometimes the top is hollowed out and filled with iced cream, zabaglione or other tasty fillings"
There's a few more idea's in the links here that probably can be applied to panadoro.
Panettone rules … how to select and eat Toni’s bread (pan del Ton)
It might be nice to do something with the star shape in terms of plating.