At Christmas the windows of pastry shops are filled with the typical Christmas sweets of Venice.
In the contest between Pandoro and Panettone, the first one wins in Venice. The Christmas sweet with vanilla scent comes from a 13th Century sweet of Verona, the so-called Nadalin, that you can still find on the tables of the families of Verona. The name of the sweet seems to come from a sweet of the Republic of Venice called “pan de oro”, which means “gold bread”. Also the word “marzipan” was born in Venice: marzipan comes from “marci panis” which means “San Marco bread”.
On the table laden with food you can’t miss the Mandorlato di Cologna and the beloved Pan dei Dogi. They are both simple sweets: the Mandorlato has only four ingredients, that are honey, sugar, egg white and almond; Pan dei Dogi is a bread sweeten with apples, figs and walnuts.
Among the typical Christmas sweets of Venice there’s also the Torta Nicoletta, which is prepared for the Feast of St. Nicholas: this one is also a simple sweet made of stale bread or polenta seasoned with fennel and grappa.
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