Yesterday we did a little day trip to one of my favorite parts of town..
The Pannetone is always plentiful there at this time of year..As well as gorgeous chestnuts..Amarettis..my lovely little salted capers..and a nice lunch at my favorite little Italian resto.
I like to buy a few small ones as stocking stuffers..
And an extra one for a favorite friend.
A recipe I saw at http://ourchocolateshavings.blogspot.com/
had caught my eye this week and I decided to buy an extra Pannetone to make her Pannetone and Chocolate Bread Pudding because my husband loves bread pudding and although there has been a whole lot of holiday baking going on here..nothing in the form of something more substantial than a little bouchée sucrée..
It is really really good..
And really any excuse to use my little red Staubs is a good one:)
It's funny..yesterday..I saw things in a different way there since our trip to Italy this September.Even the VENEZIA name on the Pannetone box brought back a flood of photographs in my mind.
At one point ..I missed seeing these sights at the turn of the corner heading to my favorite hardware store that has the most beautiful kitchen selection:)
I go over the whole time in my mind many times.The images are so vivid..:)
Thanks to Chocolate Shavings for the delicious recipe..You can find it at her site..