The dialogue between my family enjoying Pandoro on a Tuesday afternoon:
Me: (to April and Sammy) What are you eating?
April: The cake Yunice brought from Gustiamo.
Me: Can you cut me a piece please?
Dad: There’s something about that cake, it’s not like a regular pound cake.
Sammy: I know….it’s like…spongy.
Dad: Yeah, Sammy, you got that right. It’s spongy.
Me: Thanks! Why, what a big slice!
Yunice: Aww, just eat it. The slice looks big but it’s not that big. It’s like cotton candy. You think you have enough but soon you would want some more.
Me: *Sigh* I want some more already!
Pandoro is made by award winning pastry chef Luigi Biasetto in Veneto, a region in Italy. It is made with organic ingredients (you can see a list of the ingredients at Gustiamo’s website) and comes wrapped so beautiful that you want to keep the package after you’ve eaten the cake. That white stuff is powered sugar. It comes in an individual package. If you forget to put the sugar on the cake (which you may not want to do), you can add the sugar to butter-pecan ice-cream…I tried it and it’s good!