Pannetone French Toast

This time of year Pannetone is everywhere! This sweet, almost brioche type dough, tastes like a fluffy bread/fruitcake that is laced with candied fruits and raisins.

The minute you open the box and unwrap it, you’re hit by the most intoxicating smell! I rarely buy these because my hubby could literally eat the whole thing within a day. He tears off piece by piece, and before you know it, it’s all gone!

This time I hid the box from him because I knew I was going to make french toast with it for our breakfast yesterday. If you haven’t tried it this way, I highly suggest that you do, it’s way beyond good!!!! and it’s perfect for a special occasion.
I usually whisk up 1 egg per slice, you’ll find that it really soaks up the egg mixture. Add in some milk and half and half, or cream, pour in some pure vanilla, and maybe a touch of cinnamon. Melt your butter in a large pan, and cook till nice and dark golden brown. Serve with warmed real maple syrup.

Needless to say, the hubby was very happy, and so was I!

Buon Appetito!!!

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  1. WOW. That looks decadent, Marie

  2. I really like using Pannetone for french toast and sweet bread puddings.

  3. Wow!
    We did the same post today!
    Soul sisters!
    I did mine in a bread pudding for a crowd.
    How funny.

  4. We have some of this leftover and I was thinking of french toast for breakfast on sat & sun.
    Always a favorite here.
    I love the crust you have on these though.

  5. Hi Marie… I LOVE pannetone… like your husband I cannot stay out of it… so I havenโ€™t bought any yet this year… I make both the french toast & bread pudding… YUMO… Happy Holidazeโ˜บ


  6. Oh my gosh-that’s what we had today too! I used eggnog that needed used instead of milk or cream in with the eggs-added a little more freshly grated nutmeg, some cinnamon and a splash of almond extract….HEAVEN on a plate!
    You’re so right about Panettone….the aroma when the box is open is over the top! Growing up in an Italian household-it brings back all kinds of fond memories of home!
    Oh-and bread pudding made with this is pretty darned special too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a perfect way to use Panettone. This looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to go buy one as soon as I can get out of my driveway. Still snowed in.

    Happy New Year.

  8. Would you look at that cut piece of French Toast! Decadent is the perfect word for it!!

  9. Save me a piece, Marie โ€” I’m coming over for breakfast!
    Buon Anno, to you and yours. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. What a great idea…I never know what to do with all the extra Pannetone! This looks delicious!

  11. Oh, I want to go back and have a Christmas morning breakfast do-over!! Ours was good, but not Pannetone french toast good! Oh well, God willing, I’ll have another chance to make this next Christmas! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Marie!

  12. I have yet to open my Panettone!! This looks so tasty, might open it this morning!!

  13. Ooooh Marie, that looks really delectable & scrumptious, just perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!!!

  14. I love french toast all grown up .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I have only once ever made this and it was delicious, all the other years all of the pannetone was eaten! Love how you sliced this.

  16. This is such a great idea — your French toast looks marvelous!

  17. I have never had a Panettone before but I love french toast and the texture looks wonderful. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  18. Hello Marie, Thanks for coming over to my new blog, your blog is wonderful, the recipe for Pannetone french toast looks absolutely delich!!! I will have to write this one down and try it next year, or heck, maybe tomorrow, LOL! Anyway, my mom (Donna aka squawmama) says you are a real sweetheart and you have wonderful recipes, she was 100% correct! Look forward to talking with you, Jennifer

  19. Looks delicious. I might have to make some this morning.

  20. Great idea! I was going to make break pudding, but since my daughter and son-in-law are spending the night here tonight I think I’ll follow your lead and make french toast with mine in the morning.

  21. Marie – THIS IS CRAZY! I just NOW posted Panettone French Toast and came over to visit you. And to tell you I made your roasted carrots with gremolata that was a huge success. We are definitely on the same wavelength!! The only difference is I had a different brand, Madi. Too funny.
    And just last month we made a similar-looking turkey soup.
    Glad to hear you are enjoying the holidays!
    Lori Lynn

  22. I am like your hubby, Marie: I can’t be trusted with an open panettone. When I lived in Milan, in December the air smelled like it. Making French toast with it is a really great idea.

  23. Lots of Panettone French Toast poppin’ up and I can see you started Christmas off right!

    Great round-brown colour on the toast, si si!

  24. The reason I haven’t bought any of this stuff this year is because I knew I would eat it all. Guess I’ll have to see if I can find some left in the store now.

  25. I have just a little of my pannetone left…thanks for reminding me ๐Ÿ™‚
    That does look yummy!

  26. I’m sitting here staring at the box of Pannetone I have on the counter. Thanks to you, I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Last year I made an amaretto bread pudding with pannetone–those are great too!

  27. Where has your blog been my whole blogging life!?! Yours is an amazing place to have stumbled upon (via Stacey Snacks). Oh I wish I had found you long ago! I am SO excited, and will be back repeatedly!

  28. Darling! Thanks for the year of temptation and I look forward to many more years of more!

    Continue to have a great holiday!

  29. Another wonderful “Fun with Panettone” post. Bring it on. I’m loving all of this creative use of the stuff. I need to upgrade my breakfasts now!

  30. Happy New Year Marie! Love this!

  31. This sounds and looks amazing Marie!!

  32. Oh my god! what beautiful and delicious blog..Congratulations!


  33. That French toast looks great!

    Happy Holidays!

  34. Looks Great, Thanks

  35. Happy New Year Marie!!!
    I always thought Challah french toast was the bomb and now I see this – I definitely have to visit my local Italian store this week.

  36. I made the very same breakfast for Christmas morning at my son’t house, Marie! I could eat a whole Panetonne in a siting the same way your husband does –it’s soooooo good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs, Pat

  37. Now why have I never thought of French toast made with panettone?? That looks out of this world! I love panettone, but I usually just have it toasted, with butter. I must try French toast.

    Happy new year, all the best in 2009!