This rich and decadent Panettone Christmas Pudding with orange marmalade and dark chocolate is a perfect way to enjoy your lazy Christmas brunch.
Hello, everyone. I will keep it sweet and short this time
But first I do need to apologize. For what? For the
appearance this bread pudding. I feel it needs my clarification. Those few
black spots are not the burnt spots. That’s the melted dark chocolate! When I
was arranging the chocolate pieces, I even didn’t realize the melted chocolate
on top won’t look clean and neat. I almost wanted to trash the photos and the
entire recipe…but then this pudding. Damn, it was too delicious not to share
I cannot say I am a huge fan of bread pudding, but Jamie
Oliver’s YouTube video recipe inspired me to give this one a try! Decadent sweet
Italian bread (So good on its own!), rich creamy custard, orange marmalade and
dark chocolate? Indeed, Jamie made a panettone bread pudding tart (easy-peasy
too!), but I decided to simplify it even more. You can play with the variety of
panettone (So many mouth-watering options!). I opted for a simple one with
chocolate chips. However, dried fruit, nuts, or even a filling (Like curd)
would make this recipe even better.
The Panettone Christmas Pudding turned out scrumptious: soft
and puffy, moist, and tender, and so melt-in-your-mouth. The addition of orange
marmalade and dark chocolate morsels gives those holiday vibes. I must
embarrassingly admit one thing: since Andrey doesn’t like a bread pudding in
general (He tried a small piece and approved it, though), I ate the entire
thing all by myself. Do you think it lasted long at least? Nope. It disappeared
less than in 24 hours. It’s so good as a dessert (With a cup of tea or milk),
for your breakfast or brunch (with a cup of coffee). Who am I kidding? It’s so
good just with a spoon, straight from the baking pan. I might or might not have
eaten a spoon every time I passed the kitchen. Moreover, it’s possible I
visited the kitchen more often that day. The stuff, you know.
No judgement here.
And now please make this Panettone Christmas Pudding, grab a spoon, and enjoy. You’ve deserved it!
This rich and decadent Panettone Christmas Pudding with
bitter orange marmalade and dark chocolate is a perfect way to enjoy your lazy
*While the crust is delicious, I would recommend removing it
as it’s already quite brown and not so delicate.
** Original recipe suggested 100 gr. of sugar, but that’s
too sweet – anyway, adjust to your taste.
***The chocolate on top will melt and might create the
burnt effect. You can avoid this by placing all the chocolate in between two
layers of panettone.
1 store-bought panettone (about 600 gr), roughly cubed or even thorn into large pieces (*See notes)
5 large eggs
300 ml. 18% cream
100 gr. butter + 1 tbsp. for greasing
1 tbsp. light brown sugar (**See notes)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-5 tbsp. of orange marmalade (Smooth or with orange peel), divided
About 70-100 gr. 70%, dark chocolate, roughly broken into pieces, divided
Grease a large pan (Or two medium pans) with the butter. Arrange the layer of panettone.
Arrange ½ of the orange marmalade and ½ of the cholate chunks in a few spots.
Place the remaining panettone and finish with the marmalade and chocolate (***See notes).
In a medium bowl slightly whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla extract, one minute.
In a small saucepan bring the cream to almost a boil and remove from heat.
Now you will need to temper the eggs which means combining the eggs with the hot cream gradually because if you combine everything at once, the eggs will turn cooked. Take a small amount of the hot cream (about ¼ cup or even less) and add it into the eggs, constantly whisking with a whisk. Repeat adding a small amount of the cream 2 or 3 times, then you can safely incorporate the remaining cream. Whisk well.
Pour the egg and cream mixture all over the panettone.
Bake at the preheated to 175-180 degrees C (360 degrees F) oven for about 25-30 minutes or until puffed and golden crust.
Remove from the oven and let it cool a little before serving. Perfect both hot and chilled.