I toss a handful of currants in a big splash of brandy and leave the bowl, covered, in the fridge overnight. No real plan on what to use them in but thoughts of something quick and muffin-like spring to mind. As I close the fridge door the oldens arrive replete with a half-dozen home produced eggs (meet the suppliers!). Coffee is served but the offer of a slice of panettone is turned down. It still appeared moist and fresh to me… Then the idea of a dessert dish to use up the festive remnants – a Brandy laced, bread and butter pudding using those eggs, brandy butter and the rejected panettone.
Heavenly scented panettone, sliced thickly, the remains of the brandy butter, bulked out with some Welsh unsalted, gets spread across them. A custard poured over the slices and a quick bake.