This rich bread pudding makes use of a seasonal favorite: panettone. Panettone is an eggy, sweet Italian christmas bread that often has raisins or candied citrus inside. I like to emphasize that by adding extra to the bread pudding. However if candied fruit isn't to your taste, simply omit it from the recipe.
- Yield:serves 12
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:1 hour 25 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups (about 10 1/2 ounces) sugar
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound panettone, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped candied citrus (optional)
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until homogenous. Add heavy cream, milk, vanilla, and salt and whisk to combine.
Place cubes of bread in baking dish. Sprinkle with raisins and candied citrus if using. Cover with cream mixture. Let stand 10 minutes. Bake pudding until puffed and set, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.