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Friday, December 21, 2007

Panettone Bread Pudding

Pannettone is a delicious Italian sweet bread studded with fruits and sometimes chocolate. It is most often found in Italian specialty stores around Christmas time. Enjoy extra Panettone toasted for breakfast or as a light dessert with champagne. Even people who think they don’t like bread pudding will enjoy this flavorful holiday dish.

½ of a 2 pound Pannettone (the other have can be sliced and frozen, although I just eat mine for breakfast)- so, take the half of the loaf or 1 pound of pannettone and cut it into ½” cubes set aside in a mixing bowl

In a second smaller bowl whisk together

1cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half
6 egg yolks
Scant ½ teaspoon or regular sugar (not kosher)
Zest of 1 orange plus the juice from ½ orange (about 2 tablespoons of juice)

Whisk the items together then pour over the panettone. Let mixture soak into the bread for a moment or two while you butter a 10 ½” ovenproof dish.

Preheat oven to 325Fill a large roasting dish with a bout 1” water. Place in oven. Scoop the Panettone mixture, including the eggy batter into the baking dish, and then place the baking dish in the oven (inside the roasting dish) to bake for 1hour 15 minutes. (It seems like a pain, but the water bath will keep the mixture from burning or over cooking.)

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