The classic treat that never loses its magic come dessert time!


  • 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)


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