24 Nov 2013

panettone for pudding

 

Have you bought your panettone yet? The supermarkets, delis and other foodie shops are stocking them for Christmas, so now is the time to stock up on a few of these delicately flavoured breads - so you can make the most wondrous bread and butter puddings next winter (though it's truly so cold today, I'm tempted to make one now). What a smug pleasure, laying down seasonal stores for future months.

Be sure to slice them up before you stash them away in your freezer, a size that fits your baking dishes. But - oops! Look, one slice accidentally fell out and got itself buttered, demanding to be eaten now! How could I refuse?


10 comments:

  1. Snap… mine is already in the freezer, minus a slice (or two!).

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    1. yay, another forward thinker! It is hard to resist that sweet aroma and those plump raisins...

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  2. These look delicious e. In the past I have not been a huge fan of bread and butter pudding but made with panettone it could be a whole new experience! Have a great week :)

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    1. jane, i never use normal bread for B&B pudding! panettone is so light and soaks up the custard beautifully. the packets had recipes for trifle and custardy french toast, too. mm-mmm!

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  3. Haha! "ACCIDENTLY" fell out...why, of course!

    Can't believe I haven't bought mine yet.

    Now I am dreaming of that bread and butter pudding.

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    1. SB, don't good italian families make their own panettone? please don't spoil that fantasy! :-)

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  4. I have never eaten panettone before, the bread looks very buttery and full of fruit which I am sure would make a great bread and butter pudding.

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    1. it's a very light, slightly sweet bread, lizzie, and it is lovely to have a slice (or two) while cutting it up! thick slabs of butter mandatory :-)
      but yes, it does make the best puddings - it soaks up custard wonderfully.

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  5. What a great idea - I'll try and remember for next pre-Christmas period.

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    1. unless you have a good italian deli that perhaps still has some leftover from this christmas! worth a hunt perhaps.

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