Sunday, January 04, 2009

On the 11th Day of Christmas ...

... my true love made for me:

Giada De Laurentiis'
Panettone Bread Pudding
with Amaretto Sauce

Bread Pudding:
1 (1-pound) loaf panettone bread, crusts trimmed, bread cut into 1-inch cubes
8 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
2 teaspoons cornstarch

To make the bread pudding: Lightly butter a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Arrange the bread cubes in the prepared dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, and sugar to blend. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and press the bread cubes gently to submerge. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the bread cubes into the custard mixture. (Recipe can be prepared up to this point 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

To make the sauce: Bring the cream, milk, and sugar to a boil in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. In a small bowl, mix the amaretto and cornstarch to blend and then whisk into the cream mixture. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Set aside and keep warm. (The amaretto sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before serving.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake until the pudding puffs and is set in the center, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly. Spoon the bread pudding into bowls, drizzle with the warm amaretto sauce, and serve.


Bruce said...

I have not tried Ms. De Laurentis' recipe, but Norma's in Pensacola makes about the best bread pudding in the South. The recipe is on-line at:

I once made 10 of these for the St. Christopher's "Christmas Caravan," including one adulterated with raisins because, as I was told, "that's how Bishop Duvall likes it."

It is even better served hot with Norma's whiskey sauce. Very Southern, indeed.

suzanne said...

Susan, Do not have your cholesterol or tricylcerides checked this week. this sounds yummy, and i can't wait to try it.

My comment moderation word is: bless.

How appropriate..