Panettone custard pudding

I was given an apricot leavened cake, or Panettone, from the Campania region of Italy for my birthday; it’s a kind of sweet bread made with candied fruits popular at Christmas and New Year. Although it’s delicious on its own, my daughter passed on a recipe she liked from the Table Manners podcasters to make an upmarket bread and butter-style pudding out of it. You can use croissants in this way too. I pimped mine up with a little Gran Marnier in the custard mix and glazed it with apricot jam once it was cooked to make it extra-special but OMG was it fab!

Serves 8

  • A panettone c750g – I used an apricot Gentile Leavened Cake
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 450ml milk
  • 450ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • A grating of nutmeg
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 20g apricot jam to glaze
  • Optional: 30ml Gran Marnier

To make…

  • Butter a large baking dish (1.5 to 2 litre capacity). Tear the panettone into rough chunks and fill the baking dish evenly.
  • Whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, Gran Marnier, nutmeg and vanilla and pour it over the panettone, covering it completely. Leave to stand for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Dot the surface of the panettone with the butter. Place the baking dish in a roasting tin and pour in about 3cm of just boiled water. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown and the custard just set.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and brush with apricot glaze.
  • Serve with pouring cream.

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1 Response to Panettone custard pudding

  1. Zena Everett says:

    OMG

    From: Pigeon Cottage Kitchen
    Reply to: Pigeon Cottage Kitchen
    Date: Friday, 14 January 2022 at 10:29
    To: Zena Everett
    Subject: [New post] Panettone custard pudding

    Janet Davies @pigeoncottage posted: ” I was given an apricot leavened cake, or Panettone, from the Campania region of Italy for my birthday; it’s a kind of sweet bread made with candied fruits popular at Christmas and New Year. Although it’s delicious on its own, my daughter passed on a reci”

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