I didn't grow up eating panettone but the first time I tried it I was in heaven. Buttery, sweet bread filled with the flavours of Christmas morning! Unfortunately, my family doesn't share my affection for panettone, so I had to find a way not to eat the whole darn loaf myself! Enter this skiers french toast, the easiest and most delicious way to save myself from eating an entire loaf of panettone!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 small panettone (900 grams)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp orange zest
Add the butter, brown sugar and maple syrup into a small pot and melt everything over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook the mixture for about 3 min until brown sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour the butter mixture into a 9 x13 baking dish.
Use your hands to break the panettone up into bite sized pieces and place them on top of the butter mixture in the baking dish.
Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon and orange zest together and then pour evenly over the panettone.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the fridge over night.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake your skiers french toast on the middle rack for 40 minutes.
Serve dusted with icing sugar or fresh fruit.