Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

panettone bread and butter pudding
A festive Italian-inspired dessert  I say "Italian-inspired" because there'd be plenty of Italian nonnas who wouldn't approve at all, but this bread and butter pudding is even BETTER with the Panettone. Panettone is a fruit-flecked bread that originated in Milan, enjoyed over Christmas and New Year. You can pick up a panettone in most Australian supermarkets (in the bread section) but the absolute BEST I've ever tasted is from Simon Johnson, the luxury food retailer. It's beautifully presented in a gift box, too. So, buy yourself a panettone and give this luscious ...

Chocolate, Peanut and Honey Truffles

Delectable treats for your loved one(s)! Valentine's Day is just round the corner, and the best gift is one made with love. A dinner, a box of home made truffles, or (for all the mums with little kids) - a sleep in would be amazing! These truffles are wonderfully simple to make. The kids always help me with the scooping and rolling - I'm sure they devour half the mixture as they work! We wish you, and your loved ones, a fantastic Valentines Day!   Ingredients 60 g butter 380g milk chocolate 110g honey 100ml cream 100g salted peanuts, ...

Philip Johnson’s Panforte recipe

Panforte di Siena (Christmas cake from Italy)
We are absolutely spoiled for Panforte in Italy, and this recipe of Philip Johnson’s is one of the best I have ever tasted. You'll find it in his book Bistro. I'll be making a big batch this weekend - some for us, and some to give to friends and family. Panforte makes a lovely gift. Panforte originated in the Tuscan town of Siena, a UNESCO world heritage site, not far from Cortona. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Italy - talk to me about recommendations of places to see, things to do and restaurants to dine at! Philip Johnson's Panforte recipe "Panforte looks ...