This panettone was my inspiration for this dessert. I found it at Sam's Club. It was a great hit. Easy and loved by all, I was hoping I would have leftovers for the many gatherings scheduled, but no go. It was gobbled up....
3 cups half and half
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup cane sugar
3 Tablespoons rum
1/2 cup raisins
One loaf of panettone/with chocolate chips, torn into chunks.
4 eggs beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, add cream, milk, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cane sugar, rum and raisins and heat until sugar dissolves.
Take a large bowl add the cubed bread and pour the hot mixture into a bowl. Let it sit for 30 minutes or so until the bread absorbs the liquid.
Add the beaten eggs to the bread mixture and stir. Pour this into a large buttered cast iron skillet and bake for 50 minutes.
Not only will your house smell heavenly, but you will also have delighted guests. And don't forget the whipped cream.