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Panettone French Toast Pudding #Weekly Menu Plan

Panettone French Toast Pudding: simplelivingeating.com

Not another Fruit Cake or Panettone? What to do? What to do? Well, Christmas is over and it is time to start thinking about New Year's Eve or Day which ever you celebrate. You can put those cakes to good use. 

This French Toast Pudding can be made from any boxed Christmas bread and it make a terrific easy dessert or a fun brunch dish.

Panettone French Toast Pudding: simplelivingeating.com

Panettone French Toast Pudding

 by Diane Balch

Serves: 4 to 6


6 slices of Panettone or Fruit Cake
6 eggs beaten with a pinch of salt
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of whole milk


1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Toast bread either under a broiler or in a toaster. Slice diagonally. Set aside.

2) Beat eggs then add salt, sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth.

3) Lay slices in a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Pour mixture over the toast and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Press bread into the mixture to help it soak it up.

4) Bake for 50 minutes or until custard is firm. Let cool. Serve slightly warm or cold. Top it with ice cream or whipped cream for a dessert. 

Weekly Menu Plan:

Meatless Monday: Red Lentil Dal with Creamed Spinach and Brown Basmati Rice

Tuesday: Spice Rubbed Salmon with Pomegranate Raita & Roasted Potatoes

Wednesday: Broccoli & Garlic Pasta

Thursday: Home made Bagels, egg casserole, brunch for dinner

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: Stuffed Cabbage


  1. Replies
    1. It really is delicious for a brunch or a dessert.

  2. I've never eaten such toast, but It sure looks GOOD, and I'd loooooove a big slice.
    Happy New-Year Diane. to you and your family :)

    1. It tastes sooo much better than just the plan panettone.
      Happy New Year to you too Winnie.

  3. I am now craving your French Toast! It looks fabulous and sounds even better! Happy New Year, Diane!

  4. Oh my gosh, your Panettone French Toast looks and sounds mouthwatering, I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. This is such an awesome idea and it sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Motivation Monday :)

  6. Love this combination of French toast and bread pudding. You clever gal, you!
    Thanks for sharing, Diane!

  7. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!


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