The treat that never loses its magic.


  • 1 large loaf italian bread (panettone)
  • 250 ml milk
  • 750 ml cream
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 200 g raisins
  • 100 ml rum
  • 100 g butter
  • 150 g castor sugar
  • 1 pint custard or vanilla ice cream (to serve)


  • Bring rum to the boil, pour over raisins and soak for 5 minutes.
  • Cut bread into half inch slices. Butter each slice.
  • In an ovenproof dish, layer your buttered bread slices and sprinkle raisins between each layer.
  • Put milk, cream, vanilla pod and sugar into a pot, and bring to the boil.
  • Pour over egg yolks and whisk for one minute. Then pour this mix over bread and allow to soak for 5 minutes.
  • Bake at 140 degrees for 25 minutes until set. Serve with warm custard and/or vanilla ice cream.

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