Pan del Santo

Pan del Santo is a traditional bread from the Veneto region in Italy. It is a sweet bread that is typically enjoyed during religious holidays and special occasions. This bread can be found in various towns and communes in Veneto, including Padua, Vicenza, and Verona.

In Padua, you can find Pan del Santo at the famous Pasticceria Biasetto, a renowned pastry shop known for its high-quality baked goods. In Vicenza, the bread can be found at Pasticceria Veneto, a local bakery that specializes in traditional Venetian treats. In Verona, you can try Pan del Santo at Pasticceria De Rossi, a historic pastry shop that has been serving delicious sweets since 1894.

One popular recipe for Pan del Santo involves mixing flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and yeast to create a dough. The dough is then shaped into a round loaf and left to rise. Once it has risen, the bread is baked until golden brown. Another recipe variation includes adding raisins, candied fruit, and nuts to the dough for added flavor and texture.

Pan del Santo has been recognized as a Traditional Agri-Food Product (PAT) by the Veneto region. This recognition ensures that the bread is made following specific specifications and traditional methods. Some of the specifications for Pan del Santo include using high-quality ingredients, such as local flour and fresh eggs, and following traditional baking techniques.

Sources:
– “Pan del Santo” – Pasticceria Biasetto (biasetto.com)
– “Pan del Santo” – Pasticceria Veneto (pasticceriaveneto.it)
– “Pan del Santo” – Pasticceria De Rossi (pasticceriaderossi.it)
– “Pan del Santo” – Veneto Region (regione.veneto.it)