Panettone French toast

This indulgent breakfast is best made with panettone that has been left out for a day or so. Garnish with all the fresh berries Christmas has to offer.

Panettone French toast


  • 4 slices panettone
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone
  • 200ml fresh cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ orange, zest only
  • 50g butter

To garnish

  • Fresh berries
  • Mascarpone
  • Mint
  • Orange zest
  • Icing sugar


  1. In a flat dish that can take half the panettone slices easily, whisk together the mascarpone, cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest.
  2. Cut eat slice of panettone in half and place in the custard mixture for approx. 1 min.
  3. Flip the panettone over and allow to soak for another min.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the panettone on each side until golden brown, approx. 1 min on each side.
  5. Repeat with the remaining panettone slices.
  6. Garnish with mascarpone, fresh berries, mint and a little more orange zest.
  7. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.

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