Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with Orange Sauce
A delicious version of English bread and butter pudding, made using fluffy slices of Italian Panettone.
This idea is inspired by a popular and traditional English recipe for bread and butter pudding. However, instead of using normal bread, I recycle leftover slices of panettone, pandoro or other similar foods.
Quite a few people even like bread and butter pudding made with croissants! However, the Panettone version remains my favourite. I like it so much that I have made two versions of it; the first with a simple and delicious orange sauce, and the second with a splash of rum added- delicious for both adults and children!
- First, preheat oven to 180°. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, sugar, cinnamon and eggs until you reach a creamy, smooth consistency.
- Add the slices of panettone and leave to absorb for a few minutes.
- Grease a baking dish with butter, arrange the slices of pannetone on it and pour the rest of the mixture over the top. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.
For the sauce:
- Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and reduce until you reach a thick consistency (if necessary, you can add cornstarch to thicken)
- Leave to cool, then pour over the pudding, ready to serve.
- You can also add a bit of punch to the orange sauce with a few tablespoons of Cointreau or Amaretto liqueur.
- Alternatively, you can make the sauce simply by diluting some organic orange jam or marmalade with a splash of water or liqueur.
You can also make a chocolate version of the bread and butter pudding using chocolate panettone.
If you're planning to have a buffet for your Christmas celebration, you could easily make smaller, individual bread and butter puddings.
And if you have children, your mini bread and butter puddings will be a definite hit!
Images: Bread and Butter pudding by Wkerry usend under CC BY-SA 3.0, Sliced - Julia's Orange Bread by alpha used under CC BY-SA 2.0 | One of the best... by Vernon Chan used under CC BY 2.0