Pannetone Christmas Pudding
by Joanna Gray | December 19, 2015

It’s that time of year for goodwill and all things nice!  If you’re anything like us, we love food presents, receiving them and giving them to friends and family on our rounds.

I’ve also logged this blog as Wellbeing as it’s such a wonderful feeling to give to others – especially when you’re giving them something you’ve made.

We often have an abundance of Pannetone wrapped in those lovely card boxes – they look so luxurious and christmassy!  Unfortunately I’m hard pushed to get anyone to eat them on its own other than on Christmas morning with a glass of bubbly.  So I make these delightful Christmas Pannetone Puddings that just fly off the shelves!! I take them as gifts to friends – that’s only if I’ve managed to squirrel some away –  my children just adore them!  I’ll be having mine in front of the fire after everyone’s in bed!

So light, fluffy and warming!

Here’s the recipe

(no sugar is added, as the Pannetone is sweet enough!!)

Christmas Pannetone Pudding

Things you need

Six ramekin dishes – buttered
1 medium Panetonne
600 ml double cream
3 medium eggs
2 medium egg yolks
1/2 Lt. full milk

What to do

Preheat the oven at 170

Heat the milk cream and beaten eggs in a pan on very low heat.
once the mixture is warmed through, take it off the heat. Keep mixing to ensure that nothing catches on the bottom of the pan.

Slice the Pannetone medium slices and add it to the warm mixture. Leave to soak for 30mins making sure that every bit is soaked with the lovely silky mixture.

Now spoon just enough mixture into each ramekin.
This can also be made with one larger dish in the same way.
Cooking time may vary.

Place the ramekins into a baking dish and place that dish into another slightly larger dish fill with water from a boiled kettle – this will speed things up. The idea is to create steam to keep the puddings moist and to give the puddings a nice golden topping at the same time.

Bake in the middle shelf for 30mins and or until light golden on top.

Take out of the oven carefully as there is still water in the other baking tray.

Leave to rest for a few minutes and serve immediately or keep them aside to cool right down and get them ready for gifts.

Enjoy them warm – they are a real treat!