Orange and Lemon Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

The Twelve Recipes of Christmas

Dawn: (Still singing as if her life depended upon it) On the sixth day of Christmas my true Love Food gave to me…

Andrew: Bread and butter pudding!20151225_212704


Dawn: Bread and butter pudding! My dear chap, that is not Christmassy! It’s rather everyday!

Andrew: Not this version!

Dawn: This had better be good!

Andrew: Well the bread is replaced by panettone, which we often see as a Christmas gift these days.

Dawn: That’s very true. Many people aren’t sure how to serve it, and with so many cakes around it may go stale.

Andrew: Well that’s not a problem. In fact panetonne keeps its texture for a while, even after slicing.


Serves 6 to 8

  • One panetonne
  • 50-100g butter
  • Orange marmalade
  • A handful of dried fruit
  • 50ml of orange or lemon liqueur
  • 300ml double or single cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • A few squares of good quality chocolate


  • Place the dried fruit in a saucepan. Add the liqueur and warm over a low heat for five minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas 6/200⁰C.
  • Slice the top, bottom and sides from the panetonne, then slice the remaining pieces into 1cm wide slices.
  • Butter each side of the panetonne, including the offcuts.
  • Spread one teaspoon of orange marmalade on each slice, then cut into triangles.
  • Arrange these in a lightly greased ovenproof dish in rows, so they are packed and overlapping.
  • Pour the cooled fruits and liqueur evenly over the panetonne.
  • In a bowl, mix the caster sugar and egg yolks into the cream.
  • This custard can then be poured evenly onto the pudding and left to absorb for 30 minutes.
  • Dot the top of the pudding with a few dollops of marmalade and the chocolate which can be grated or thinly sliced.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until golden and crunchy on top.
  • Serve on its own, with cream or ice cream, fresh custard or fresh fruits.20151225_215428

Dawn: You know Andrew, you have won over my early doubts!

Andrew: The cleanliness of your bowl tells me that!!!

Dawn: Another winner! I’m a panettone bread and butter convert!

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