I am the youngest of a dozen cousins and because my family moved across the country when I was little, I didn't spend as much time with her as I would have liked.
My cousin Grace, who is named for our grandmother, describes Grandma's lemon meringue pie as a thing of beauty! My brother Sam didn't care for her anise cookies when he was a little boy, but cousin Patricia remembers fig cookies and sesame cookies and a tower of sweet dough balls covered with honey and colored sprinkles every Christmas.
I don't know if Grandma ever baked panettone, but I know she would have loved this recipe. This blog post is in her honor and in her memory.
This is a wonderful treat, but I will save it for holiday baking. This is the first time I have ever made panettone, so glad Rose has provided us with another great recipe!