I actually made this B&B pudding about 2 months ago, when I tried to finish off the seemlingly never ending loaf of panettone I had purchased at Christmas.
I was the only one who enjoyed using the panettone as french toast, so in order to finish it up, I had to find another way to serve it.
As it turned out, again I was the only one to enjoy this dessert. P and Elliot not being big baked bread fans and all, and Gabriella - well she is just down right fussy at times.
The recipe was one I just decided to make up and I drew my inspiration from Nigella and "Feasts".
The pudding had a lovely orange flavour which was due to the orange peel component in the pannetone. All up I thought if you love this style of comfort dessert it is well worth making.
butter for greasing 8-10 slices of panettone butter for the panettone The Grainge Raspberry jam (the best as far as I am concerned) 2 tablespoons caster sugar 6 eggs 500 mls double cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence 250 mls milk 1/4 cup of sultanas (not an option if your me)
Preheat the oven to 170c.
Butter a 2 litre dish.
Spread the pannetone with butter and jam. Place the pannetone in the dish and squish it all into the layer.
In a bowl whisk the sugar, eggs, cream and milk add the vanilla essence. Pour over pannetone and leave to stand 15mins.
Reduce the oven to 150c and bake for 45 mins - 60 minutes. Before taking out of the oven check that the custard has just set.