IMG_20150208_083444 The notion of this marvellous Italian creation – panettone – going to waste is horrible! But in the weeks/months following Christmas this tends to happen. So if you have one that’s only been partially eaten or is drying up, this is what you can do with it 🙂 This is how you can revive a panettone!

You will need:

A whole or whatever is left of your panettone (the below values were used on 3/4 of one)

3 eggs

400ml milk

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons chocolate bits

50ml Bailey’s

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pre-heat your oven on 180 degrees C with fan.

Cut up the panettone roughly with your hands into large chunks and place them in a large, flat oven dish.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.

Mix all the other ingredients with the eggs and pour the mixture over the panettone. It may seem like too little at first, but as you mix it up the panettone will start to soak up the fluids. Continue mixing until all your cake has been soaked with your mixture.


Bake for about 40 minutes until set and starting to brown at the edges.



  1. Posted February 12, 2015 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be honest, I like a Panettone “bread and butter” pudding better than i like panettone! I eat Pandoro as pandoro, but i always buy a panettone to make into a pudding. I’ve tried it a few ways, but the version above (choc bits, cinnamon and vanilla) is my favourite! i added a few blobs of homemade berry jam here and there the last time, it was also great!

    admittedly, i use half cream half milk, but i only use a couple of tablespoons of sugar!

    yummmm!! And when it’s not Christmas, I make it with Brioche/pain au lait buns instead 🙂 buy the choc chip ones and you don’t even have to add any! 🙂

    • Posted February 13, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Oh I will definitely use less sugar the next time, it turned out a tad too sweet for my liking. It was my first time and since I hadn’t planned to make it beforehand (and it was a stupid hour) I had to make it up with the stuff I already had. Most recipes do use cream and butter but it turned out find without to be honest. I am sure the Baileys helped too hahahaha.

      But yes, I never finish the panettone – far from it, I usually take one or two slices and the rest goes to waste, so this is a great way to use it up plus it makes for a simple and satisfying treat! <3

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