Pandoro Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Orange

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Author Notes: Pandoro is a sweet Italian yeast bread that is traditionally served around the holidays sort of like Panetone is. The texture of Pandoro is similar to brioche it's slightly sweet but not overtly. I buy one or two every year to make bread pudding. When you use Pandoro the pudding is light almost fluffy because the bread does not have a dense crumb. For this I added some dark chocolate and orange marmalade. I suggest serving while its still warm so the chocolate is soft.sdebrango

Makes 8 ramekins 3x1 1/2"

  • 16 ounces Or approximately half of a Pandoro cut into large cubes (You can also use brioche if you cannot find pandoro
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 3 teaspoons orange marmalade
  • soft butter for ramekins
  • boiling water for bain marie
  1. Cut the Pandoro or brioche into chunks. Break eggs into large mixing bowl, add the sugar and whisk until sugar is completely incorporated with the eggs. Add the half and half and vanilla and whisk well to combine. Add the cubes of Pandoro and stir gently. Let sit while you prepare the ramekins. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and take out a large roasting pan for the bain marie.
  2. Chop the chocolate and add to the soaking bread. Butter the ramekins bottom and sides, place a tsp of marmalade in each ramekin and spread it on the bottom and half way up the sides. Spoon the bread into each ramekin and place in roasting pan. CAREFULLY pour the boiling water in the roasting pan about half way up the ramekins and carefully place in oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes until custard is set. Let cool for 15 minutes and serve immediately.
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almost 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Just say this mentioned in response to a Hotline question. How did I miss this?! sdb, it looks marvelous! I have vowed to make panettone /pandoro to give locally next year instead of cookies . . . will be sure to bake extra, so I can make this. Gorgeous! ;o)

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks AJ, it really is so delicious. Would love to see your homemade pandoro or panettone recipe. I make this every year around the holidays and it's one of my favorite treats.

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about 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

I tested this recipe and although I was hesitant about using a recipe with marmalade, but I LOVED IT!! If you've ever had a Jaffa Cake (British biscuit with a cake type bottom, orange filling and dark chocolate coating) eating this dessert is like eating a hot, fluffy Jaffa Cake! It's heavenly. I made the recipe as stated (but without the 1 cup of heavy cream, and I used about 8 tbsp marmalade-one for each ramekin) and it was perfect! Recipe fills 8 (EIGHT) 3 1/2" ramekins, exactly. Try this Pandoro Bread Pudding, you'll love it!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much for testing this recipe. I am so thrilled that you liked it. I think that I used the wrong sizing on the ramekins, You are right it makes 8 3 1/2 inch ramekins I am going to change that.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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BTW, you made my day, thank you so much for the lovely review it means so much to me that you enjoyed this.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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I just noticed something is missing in the ingredients, I don't know what happened but there is supposed to be 1 cup heavy cream added along with the half and half. I am so sorry I didn't notice this before today.

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about 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

you can edit your recipes anytime, CC

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks cc! I don't know what I was thinking when I added the recipe.

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about 2 years ago Madhuja

If I had the right bread in my house, I would run to the kitchen and make this right now! I love orange and chocolate together - this looks utterly delicious! :)

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, it is delicious, I am heading over to Eataly to pick up a few pandoro's for the holidays. Works great with brioche also.

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about 2 years ago aargersi

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LOVE the chocolate / marmalade combo. I might sneak extra marmalade in :-) YUM! I will keep an eye out for Pandoro - I don't think I have ever seen it but then, I wasn't looking

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, I get it at Eataly every year they have a huge pile of homemade Pandoro. Going there after Thanksgiving will pick one up for you if you want!! I also love the chocolate and marmalade combo, but honestly chocolate and orange are such a delicious flavor combination.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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It made 3 3x 1 1/2" ramekins. Yes it can definitely be made in a small rectangular baking pan. The recipe can be made in smaller ramekins, more of an individual serving. The ramekins I used were in my opinion larger than an average portion. If I used my smaller ramekins it would make 6.

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almost 3 years ago ChefLindaS1999

This only makes 3 ramekins? Seems wrong. Also, can I make it in a pan not in ramekins?

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about 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

ChefLinda1999, I made the recipe and without the cup of cream, it filled 8, 3 1/2" ramekins.