Pan meino
Place of originItaly
Region or stateLombardy

Pan meino (or pan de mej in Lombard) is a typical Lombard dessert, from the provinces of Milan, Monza, Lodi, Lecco and Como.

Pan meino is a small sweet flatbread flavored with elderflower.

History and ingredients

There are two legends regarding the invention of pan meino: the first says that pan meino was invented in the first half of the 14th century by the inhabitants of the Milanese countryside to celebrate the defeat against the brigands, then present throughout the territory, by Luchino Visconti.

The second describes pan meino as the accompaniment to the cups of cream once offered by milkmen on the day of St. George, their patron, April 23, the day on which pan meino is traditionally prepared currently.[1][2] The recipe for pan meino calls for flour mixed with eggs, milk, cream, butter, sugar and elderflower. The mixture is given a flattened circular shape to then move on to baking.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Ricetta Pan meino (pan de mej)". Le Ricette di Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ Radman, Stefania (2015-04-23). "Si festeggia san Giorgio, arriva il Pan Meino" (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-10-04.
  3. ^ "Pan Meino". Archived from the original on 22 Oct 2016.
  4. ^ Luigi Cremona (2004). L'Italia dei dolci (in Italian). Touring Editore. p. 271. ISBN 88-365-2931-3.