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…
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.
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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