I found them…the Panettone paper baking cups for these Butter Pecan Pound Cakes at Cupcake Swirl!  Check them out!  I can’t wait until they arrive in the mail!

I’m going to make these again when I get the Panettone liners!

What is Panettone?  I did some research and this is what I learned…

Panettone is a sweet bread!  It originates from Milan, usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Italy and Switzerland.  Panettone (pronounced /pana’ton/) bread loaves are a dinner staple in these countries, referred to as the King Cake by many who serve them.  Panettone loaves are made in decorative paper sleeves, mostly of brown color.

The panettone bread is a cupola shape, which extends from a cylindrical base.  Panettone bread loaves are made during a long process that involves the curing of the dough, which is acidic, similar to sourdough. The proofing process alone takes several days, giving the cake its distinctive fluffy characteristics. It contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest, as well as raisins, which are added dry and not soaked. Many other variations are available such as plain or with chocolate . Panettone is served in slices, vertically cut, accompanied with sweet hot beverages or a sweet wine.