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It has a cupola shape and is usually about 30 cm high. It is made of a soft, incompletely-cooked dough containing candies and raisins. It is served in slices, vertically cut, accompanied with sweet hot beverages or a sweet wine, such as spumante or moscato.
The most famous producers were Motta, Alemagna and Le tre Marie; at the beginning of 20th century, the name Motta was synonymous with panettone.
The production techniques have been modified in view of recent European regulations on food, as its traditional preparation requires that its dough not be completely cooked and that its raisins are to ferment. The taste is therefore now different compared to that of traditional panettone.
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