Pistachio paste is a pretty luxurious item, but I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on some (it’s available online). I like to make this pudding in the days after Christmas, when the panettone has started to go a little stale, but it would be equally good year-round with brioche.
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Panettone and Pistachio Pudding
- Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F/gas 2).
- Cut the panettone into rough chunks and arrange in a deep roasting dish (you want them to be quite snug and compact).
- Heat the cream until just about to boil.
- Whisk the eggs, yolks, caster sugar and pistachio paste together with the vanilla until smooth and well combined. Pour the hot cream on top, whisking well. Pour the mixture over the panettone.
- Chop the pistachios and sprinkle over the top along with some demerara sugar.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and just set in the middle. You can cover with foil if the centre is still too soft but the top is beginning to colour too much.
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