Panettone also usually contains citron and pine nuts, and can be enhanced with anise or chocolate, or a variety of other sweet ingredients. Serve it with a main course or dessert.
Kulich, a traditional Orthodox Christian Easter Bread in some parts of the world, bears similarities with Panettone, and can be baked in the Panettone molds.
The traditional pans are made of tinned steel, and can be quite versatile in shape. Glass is easy to use, and accommodates the microwave.
The disposable paper molds are fine for use in the oven, since the temperature setting for panettone is well below the burning point of paper. This grease-proof paper is convenient, since you can serve the baked panettone (which will look like a chef hat or mushroom) right in it. You can cut slices through the paper, too.