La Veneziana: The Classic Sweet Italian Breakfast

Francine Segan | Thu, 10/21/2021 - 00:27
La Veneziana
Photo courtesy of Francine Segan.
Difficulty Level
Cooking Time
1/2 hour, plus resting overnight

A yeasty roll, filled with just the right amount of vanilla pastry cream, this not-too-sweet brioche is a classic Italian breakfast treat. Despite its Venetian name, this treat is actually from Milan in the Lombardy region.  

Veneziana is descended from the many Easter and Christmas sweets of Lombardy like panettone and colomba cakes. Those cakes evolved from a time in the past when the poorer families would add special-occasion ingredients like butter, eggs, honey, or sug

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