[Sca-cooks] Pancakes and Fruitcakes was Happy Shrove/Fat Tuesday

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 12:11:07 PST 2009

Got a question that sort of tags onto this.  How do these recipes relate to
pannetone that you find at Christmas.  They sound very similar.


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 2:19 PM, <jenn.strobel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sandra,
> You are correct about the cocoa being problematic. I failed to comment upon
> it and apologize for doing so.
> I could find no recipes or other references to pampapato during our period
> of study other than the reference given. I've also seen claims that
> Pampepato came from the Middle East in the 1500's, originated in a convent
> in the 16th century, and both Terni and Ferrara Italy claims it as being
> from their area.
> The Italian version of Wikipedia's entry on pampepato (
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pampepato) repeats the Duke d'Este
> information and says that the origins are in Umbria (Terni). My Italian is
> not so great, so I am probably missing something in that article. The
> Wikipedia article also links to an article (in Italian) about the origins of
> Pampepato (
> http://www.provincia.fe.it/download/scheda%20Pampapato.pdf?server=sd2.provincia.fe.it&db=/intranet/internet.nsf&uid=C1369A18523C9F0EC125702800372857)
> that I would need more time than I have to dig through for comprehension.
> These were not resources for me when I wrote the article, but may clarify
> things.
> I'm not drawing any conclusions here, just adding more information onto the
> pile.
> Thoughts?
> Odriana

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