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wheresmycat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:05:15

As far as I can see it there are three schools of thought on this one:

Mixed peel is the work of the devil and panettone is dry sponge cake, no-one should open it

It's not Christmas yet

Yes, eat it all.

I'm in the latter camp. OH isn't home and I could probably put a serious dent in it before he gets back. AIBU?

Orangebird69 Thu 07-Dec-17 13:06:33

It's foul. Bin it.

FizzyGreenWater Thu 07-Dec-17 13:07:33

Dry as a chip.

It's for dipping in Marsala, not eating randomly you know.

wheresmycat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:09:06

Does that mean...I can have a little glass of desert wine as well?

Sadly I'm 26 weeks pg and even if I wanted to drink, all booze just tastes like meths to me.

QueenOfAccidentalDeathStares Thu 07-Dec-17 13:12:14

Use it to make bread and butter pudding!

Pluckedpencil Thu 07-Dec-17 13:13:10

With the candied peel it's not dry at all and goes absolutely great with a cuppa tea!! Op-en, op-en, op-en!

Hippadippadation Thu 07-Dec-17 13:13:44

Yes, toast it and eat it all with salty butter. Yummers.

oldlaundbooth Thu 07-Dec-17 13:15:57

Good used for bread and butter pudding.

Graces many an Italian table come New Year.

oldlaundbooth Thu 07-Dec-17 13:16:17

Queen already got there oops

NotSoSkinnyNow Thu 07-Dec-17 13:17:59

I'll join you in the latter camp! Only if it comes with lots of real butter and a cuppa. I have resisted the temptation by not actually buying one yet following the mini stollen incident if 2014 (and 2015......and 2016blush). I had to replace the replacements several times over😂

FizzyGreenWater Thu 07-Dec-17 13:24:10

Oh yes b&b pudding.

B&B pudding made with choc brioche is even better though.

Bridechilla Thu 07-Dec-17 13:24:57

It's December, faceplant the fecker!

sassolino Thu 07-Dec-17 13:27:20

Depends on which brand of panettone you buy. They are definitely not all the same. I opened a prosecco panettone last week, and we finished it in a couple of days, it was not dry at all.

UrsulaPandress Thu 07-Dec-17 13:28:09

An employee always bought us one for Christmas. I would make a bread and butter pudding around Easter time.

She has left so I now have to buy my own, to sit in the conservatory for months...................

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 07-Dec-17 13:28:13

I bought one from Lidl (still in date) with lemon in it.
I don't like butter so it'll be lemon curd on mine ........but not yet fwink

CointreauVersial Thu 07-Dec-17 13:31:09

Thick slabs.....toasted....lashings of butter....mmmm

I have two of them stashed away on top of the fridge, but I'm not allowing my lot loose on them until Christmas week, or they'll be gone in minutes.

It's not Christmas yet. Show some restraint!

wheresmycat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:32:24

It's Giovanni Cova...posh scoff smile so maybe I should save it? But it callssssss ussss, it does.

wheresmycat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:33:30

I am going out soon, perhaps I will hit up the stollen shelves in an effort to divert myself.

MiaowTheCat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:43:35

I'm of the toast and butter view myself - I love them. So much so I may have a couple stockpiled with "mum's - get off" written on in marker on the labels.

londonrach Thu 07-Dec-17 13:56:31

Dh and dd (16 months) have already eaten two of them. Personally i dont get them. We on our third packet of minch pies. Eat by date 16 dec who makes minch pies that have to be eaten before xmas

ToftheB Thu 07-Dec-17 14:14:57

I’ve already eaten a stollen and 12 mince pies blush. I am 8 months pregnant and absolutely ravenous though. I’m counting the Christmas treats as one of the (few) perks of a New Years baby.

scaryteacher Thu 07-Dec-17 15:48:42

We demolished a tiramisu one the other week.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 07-Dec-17 15:51:49

YANBU to eat it
I love it!

Agree that it looks crap and dry but actually tastes very nice (scarily moorish)

Eat it. There are plenty more on the supermarket shelves

Needmorehands Thu 07-Dec-17 16:05:52

Mmmm, panetttone smile
Makes teh best bread and butter pudding... if it survives that long!

maddiemookins16mum Thu 07-Dec-17 16:13:01

I buy the Asda chic chip one, £3 each. I'm doing chocolate and apricot bread and butter pudding (I don't add butter as it's buttery enough) for 30 teens* on Sat night with it. I also add some finely chopped (and soaked) apricots to it).

* our church youth club Christmas party night (I landed the hot pudding this year and have four of these pannetones on my dining table awaiting being made on Saturday morning).

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