Serves: 8-10 - Time:
This is a special occasion pudding-not least because it serves 8-10 people. If we weren’t all going to be firmly still in lockdown I would suggest serving this pudding for an Easter Sunday treat. If you have a smallish family but with big appetites then this is the dish for you but more restrained eaters might need to wait until we can meet up in larger numbers. I admit to having this panettone left over from Christmas but they are readily available over Easter. There’s a good hit of booze –Amaretto here- so it may not be suitable to serve children. I try not to dictate brands to use in my recipes as some may not be easy to find, or twice the price of your usual brand but hands down, Belazu Tahini is the most delicious, creamiest sesame paste and will convert even the most hardened tahini haters.
- 500g mascarpone at room temperature
- 90g icing sugar, sifted
- 125g tahini, preferably Belazu
- 2 eggs, separated
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 300ml double cream
- 130ml Amaretto liqueur (or Marsala if you prefer)
- 300g panettone, cut horizontally into three, 3-4mm thick slices
- 200g Malteasers, roughly crushed
- One pack of Malteaser bunnies (optional)
- Put the mascarpone, icing sugar, tahini, egg yolks and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
- Whip the cream to the softest peaks and fold into the mascarpone mixture. In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the mascarpone tahini cream.
- Pour the Amaretto into a wide dish and quickly dip one slice of panettone into the liqueur. Place in the base of a trifle dish or large glass bowl. Spoon a third of the mascarpone mix on top and scatter over a third of the crushed Malteasers. Dip the second panettone slice into the Amaretto and place on top of the cream. Cover this with a third of the mascarpone followed by a third of the Malteasers. Dip the final slice of panettone into the Amaretto and place in the dish. Spoon over the remaining cream and scatter over the crushed Malteasers. Leave for several hours or overnight to soak in. Decorate with Malteaster Bunnies if you like.