Chocolate Orange Panettone Pudding
Yes, you can make a last-minute pud that everyone loves! This is perfect to pop in the oven while you’re serving a main course.
SERVES 6 PREP about 15min, plus soaking COOK about 40min
• 750g (1lb 101/2oz) panettone
• 50g (2oz) dark chocolate chips
• 750g (1lb 101/2oz) fresh vanilla custard
• 75ml (3fl oz) milk
• Zest of 2 oranges
• 2tbsp demerara sugar
• Cream, optional, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan) mark 3. Cut panettone horizontally into 2.5cm (1in) slices to create rounds, then
cut these in half. Arrange in a 2 litre (3½ pint) ovenproof dish. Scatter over most of the chocolate chips.
2 In a small pan, heat the custard, milk and orange zest until warm and a pourable consistency. Pour over panettone, press down lightly to immerse slices completely, and leave to soak for 20min.
3 Scatter over remaining chocolate chips and the sugar, then bake for 30-35min until golden and custard is just set. Serve immediately, with cream, if you like.