What’s not to love about edible gifts? This Christmas we received a Pannetone loaf from our friends Dan and Ruth and very successfully scoffed most of it between the two of us (lovely thick wedges slathered with butter for breakfast or a cheeky afternoon snack) and then forgot about the last quarter once it found it’s way into the cake tin for safe keeping. So when I did happen across it and found it looking a bit dry and forlorn refashioning it as a bread and butter pudding seemed obvious.
It must be a good 15 years or so since I last ate bread and butter pudding and I’ve certainly never made it so I did a little googling to see what other ingredients were needed and compared that with I had available. Alas no double cream, so I simply layered slices of buttered pannetone in a dish, sprinkled with extra raisins and cinnamon, and poured over a mugful of milk with 2 eggs and a table spoon of sugar whisked into it and baked it for half and hour at 180°c.
Simple. Delicious. Lovely cold the next day too.
You’ve probably guessed that with all this baking and time to blog there’s little to report in the bump-to-baby department. At least I’ve been able to replenish stocks of Chocolate dipped Flapjacks and if we can ration ourselves to one a day I’d hope baby appears before the empty bottom of the cake tin does!