It is now well and truly the season of good will and frosty winds, which makes it the perfect opportunity for staying in and doing a spot of festive baking. When we decided to use Italy as the destination for December’s Sunvil Supper Club there was only one recipe that we could really go for: Panettone.

 Whilst there are many stories about this Christmas treat’s origins – something similar was known to be around in Roman times, it appears in an early 16th century painting and is believed to be mentioned in a book by the Pope’s personal chef in the mid 16th century – the one thing they all have in common is that it originated in Milan.

 Whatever its origins this sweetbread, filled with raisins and citrus peels is now a quintessential feature of Christmas for many across Italy and has been spreading rapidly across Europe and the rest of the world. So much so that it is now estimated to be worth about 600 million Euros to the Italian economy.

If you are feeling festive and are inspired to make panettone then simply download the December Sunvil Supper Club recipe card below and get baking!  We also would love to hear your thought on the recipe and see how yours turned out, so please share your thoughts and photos with us – just fill in the comments box at the bottom of this page!

To download your recipe card, follow the instructions below:

- Click on the recipe card image below – this will take you to a new page with the recipe card on it.

- From here right click on your mouse and click the ‘save as’ button.

- Save the card wherever you choose and then open it up.

- Once you have opened your recipe card you print it using your chosen printer.

- All you have to do now is go shopping!Sunvil Supper Club December Recipe Card

Alternatively, download the PDF version of December’s Sunvil Supper Club recipe card by clicking here.

Are you a budding blogger? Or do you know anyone who is? Each month we get some bloggers to try out our recipes, and we’re always on the lookout for more people to give us their feedback. If you are interested in taking part, or would like some more information please drop us a quick email, our address is info.supperclub@gmail.com.