Kenmore Live Studio: Christmas Breakfast with Meli Cafe – Panettone Bread Pudding Recipe

Here at the Kenmore Live Studio Meli Cafe Executive Chef Frank Georgacopoulos demonstrates how to prepare Panettone Bread Pudding with a little help from his brother Angelo. Watch to learn how to prepare a delicious holiday breakfast dish from an expert chef!

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Recipe: Panettone Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce
Chef: Frank Georgacopoulos, Meli Café
Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup Brandy
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Bread Pudding Ingredients:
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
½ raisins
1 1/4 cups sugar

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 brandy 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 brandy sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Re-warm before serving.)

To make the bread pudding: Lightly butter a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ 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, raisins, 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.)
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.


eventName: Special Event Christmas Sweet Tooth
eventLiveDate: 12/22/11
talentName: Frank Georgacopoulos
segmenttypeID: 3

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