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Friday, 14 January 2011

Pannetone Pudding

I am starting my 'getting up to date weekend' with a post that is shamelessly pandering to my twitter followers! I made this yesterday so it is not really catching up with the back log, It was very nice and I had it last night with baked plums and a bit on it's own cold for mid morning snack! This is based on my cool aunties bread and butter pudding, and if you are determined to put poison in your system you could swap back to cows milk. Tried hemp milk for the first time this week, am not sure about it really - but it worked well in this. I used a gluten free panettone which I have only seen in my mums local sainsburys (though a bit of research  found the company - click on the title) but any fuity cakey bread would do. The amount of panettone wasn't quite enough for the custard so something bigger would be good, unless you like it custardy!. Obviously in the Bread & 'Butter' pudding the bread was buttered but with the panettone being so rich I didn't feel the need. Think I should give it another name really, seeing as I have diverted from the bread and the butter bits ... Italian Custardy Blankets  maybe? feel free to suggest.
Panettone or the like - I used a mini 180g panettone but reckon about 300g would have been right, sliced
1/2 pint hemp or other dairy free milk (oh if you have to, animal milk)
Grated rind of half a lemon

2oz caster sugar

3 eggs
Grated nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 180c.

  • Grease a baking dish of some fine then slice the panettone - good luck, mine fell apart terribly!
  • Arrange it in the dish - you want to have bits poking up so you get crispy bits.
  • Mix together the milk, caster sugar, lemon and a sprinkle of nutmeg- the easiest way it to measure the milk in a large jug and add everything else.
  • Either - whisk the eggs and add or stick the eggs in and stir hard (guess which one I did). Whisking the eggs first will give you a fluffier mixture to be honest.
  • Pour the custard mix over the bread, squidging down a bit, sprinkle over more nutmeg and let it sit for a bit. Bread & Butter Pudding type things are always that bit nicer when they have a bit of time to soak up first, the amount of time you give it really depends on how long you have, how impatient you are & how hungry you are - it will still be nice if you don't. 
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes - it should be set and a bit browned on top - or if you're like me you're gonna want a few burnt bits!
  • Good with some fruit or custard. Or of course, both.


  1. blogger won't play nicely and let me format properly - i give up! if i wasn't too lazy to retype everything i would change to something else, blogger is a pain in the arse!

  2. the getting up to date weekend was a massive fail!