Panettone Bread Pudding
By PETE DULIN
Special to the Star
Legend has it that during Christmas one year, a Milanese baker had no dessert to offer his guests. So a mere kitchen boy used ingredients he had in the bakery to bake a unique dessert. The sweet dessert bread became so popular that the kitchen boy was rewarded by marriage to the owners daughter and so the Bread of Tony was born.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1 loaf Farm To Market panettone bread into cubes. Mix 3 cups Shatto Milk eggnog (Mirabile prefers Shatto Milk eggnog), 6 local farm fresh eggs and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Optional: Add dried apples, figs, nuts and Amaretto liqueur to taste. Butter or oil 9-by-13-inch pan and add mixture to pan. Bake for 45 minutes until golden. Cool. Slice and serve with your favorite dessert sauce.
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