Monday, November 23, 2009

Grand Marnier Panettone Bread Pudding with Dark and Milk Chocolates


Making panettone bread pudding has become a sort of holiday tradition for me. Living far away from family I have, little by little, recreated the feeling of home far away from home. I've started my own traditions, like this bread pudding. I make it every year now, and just the smell of the panettone coming out of its package signifies that that time of year has arrived. I tweak the recipe a little every year: this year, it's more rustic, meant for every one to dig in. There is dark and milk chocolate, and a healthy dose of Grand Marnier.

Moving away from home has been a real test in growing up. I've been away for a little over 6 years now, most of my family living minutes from each other in Paris. So, new traditions are born, and, with me, they usually tend to surround Oliver, food and good friends.

Grand Marnier Panettone Bread Pudding with Dark and Milk Chocolates

Serves 4
2 eggs
1 cup of whole milk
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
3 teaspoons of Grand Marnier
1/2 large panettone loaf with candied fruit and raisins
1 tablespoon of bittersweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon of milk chocolate chips
Butter, to butter the ramekins

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar and Grand Marnier. Beat until well mixed. Using your hands, tear the pannetone into large bite size pieces. Butter a large oven-proof baking dish and scatter the panettone pieces at the bottom. Scatter the chocolate on top of the panettone. Pour the egg mixture over the panettone, and lightly push down with the back of a spoon until the panettone is covered with egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the egg mixture is just set. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy!

32 comments:

Asha @ FSK said...

Completely understand the need to create things to feel closer to home :) I moved away from my country a few yrs back and I get these pangs and the only way to get over them is to create, follow traditions in the new home :)

and stunning pudding!

Mary said...

You know, of course, you've create delicious wretched excess here. Boy, this sounds wonderful. I love panettone and I think with this recipe it will become a passion.

ABowlOfMush said...

This looks so lovely, I love panettone and using it in a dessert is such a good idea! Love it!

Rebecca said...

What a delicious tradition!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Wow - that looks divine. I absolutely must make this bread pudding. I'm thinking it will be an amazing breakfast with a nice big cup of coffee!

Chanel11 said...

This sounds decadent and comforting.

Mini Baker said...

mmmmm yummmm! Milk AND dark chocolate? HEAVEN!!!
-Mini Baker

Justin said...

cool idea with the panettone loaf in the bread pudding...

Coco Bean said...

You did it! That sounds so delicious, is that the new panettone you bought? Please save some for me...

Trissa said...

It must be hard living away from your family - but hey - gives you a great excuse to visit Paris every year! Anyway, the bread pudding does look fantastic. I usually get a big panettone from someone for Christmas and never finish it - this is a great idea for left overs!

CookiePie said...

WOW - that looks amazing! I can't believe you posted this on my birthday and didn't send me any!! Oh well -- looks scrumptious anyway :)

MaryBeth said...

Wow....I love bread pudding and this one is over the top. It looks simply heavenly!

Linda@eatshowandtell said...

I love how you make baking complicated treats sound so easy. It also helpes that your photos are absolutely stunning, gives us people who are wanting to try these recipes something to look forward to.

Muneeba said...

Love a well-made bread pudding .. especially topped off with ice-cream. MAN, this looks amazing!

lisa @ dandysugar said...

What a coincidence--I'm in SF for Thanksgiving and right now having a bowl of my favorite bread pudding at Tartine. Yours looks amazingly delicious--bookmarking this to try when i get home. Cheers!

Burn Belly Fat said...

Hmmmm... super yummy! That looks delicious especially the ice cream on top :)

judyfoodie said...

I've never had panettone bread because it seems dry to me, but yours makes me want to give it a go. Your photography is gorgeous by the way!

pigpigscorner said...

I tend to cook things that reminds me of home too...love the addition of chocolates!

Ellie said...

This recipe has all my favourite ingredients. How clever it is! Love the presentation. Bread pudding is always so hard to photograph well and yours love absolutely beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Hey Jen, how have you been?

I love a good bread pudding and this one seems exceptional!

peasepudding said...

That sounds like a fabulous combination for a bread pudding! It's funny when we move away from home how nostalgic we become about the food we have grown up with.

lostpastremembered said...

How do you make such beautiful pictures! I struggle with size and format and lighting. Your pictures are beautiful and your writing delightful... really great
work, and very inspirational!!

Teanna said...

Look at that PHOTO! Outstanding! I LOVE Panettone, and this is an amazing way to dress it up!

Marysol said...

Panettone alone, is nothing short of wonderful, but the addition of chocolate and Grand Marnier puts it way over the top!

Your sinful recipe, as written, would only yield "1 serving" at my house.

Patricia Scarpin said...

After my mom died, the traditions got lost and everything felt weird. Now that I am married I try to create my own traditions, and use some of my memories as inspiration.

Your bread pudding looks luscious! And your photos are always so beautiful.

Ingrid said...

Several years ago my parents moved away and know what you're talking about. I think it was more difficult for my children who are very attached to my parents. It has been nice though making new traditions.

Bread pudding is one my children's favorite deseserts. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Evelyne@Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Such a sophisticated twist on a very simple recipe. yumm!

we are never full said...

fabulous (and creative) flavor combination. my family lives far from his family and often uses food to feel like he's home.

lisa @ dandysugar said...

This was delicious, everyone loved it. I made it for my family on Xmas day. Thanks for a fantastic recipe. Happy Holidays!

Chocolate Shavings said...

lisa @ dandysugar: I'm so glad you tried out my bread pudding recipe -using panettone and Grand Marnier really makes it special and festive for the holidays, no? Happy holidays to you too!

AdoreVintage.com said...

This looks so amazing!

pauloasiainbox said...

O pudim é na verdade o destino final, de um panetone que já saciou nossa fome. Este pudim é simples, barato e de sabor inigualável.Parabéns!

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