Monday, January 4, 2010

Panettone: the Ultimate Clutch Cake

Panettone is probably the number 1 most regifted edible items for Italian Americans.
When a surprise guest shows up to a gathering where gifts are exchanged, how many times have you heard the host say, "Just give him a panettone?"
Or you get invited last minute to a Holiday Party down the block and you are looking around your house for something to bring, "Just bring a panettone!"
There are usually a lot of panettone to go around this time of year. Its the ultimate in clutch cakes. So if you are stuck with one too many, here's a great idea from Baking Bites: Panettone French Toast.
And check out this great recipe for Panettone Bread Pudding with Coconut from Pham Fatale.

5 comments:

kathyb said...

ok, this is gonna make you unhappy with me..but, is panettone actually edible? i have not had one yet that doesn't taste yeasty and stale. however, making it into french toast? now that may work!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Panettone, especially when it's homemade!

Happy New year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Morta Di Fame said...

I agree. A little on the yeasty side and sometimes can be stale. But I have had really delicious panettone,too.
Maybe depends on the company. Its good toasted with butter in the am. And when you get one, you have to do something with it!

Pizzablogger said...

"And when you get one, you have to do something with it"

You can always punt it!

Now, someone in the Baltimore area has been known to make a mean, sourdough, pannettone from time to time, but it could be just a rumor.

Pannetone rivals Challah as the ultimate French Toast break (with a little Gran Marn in the batter of course!)

Morta Di Fame said...

I LOVE THAT! PUNT IT!!! Love me some Gran Marnier!