Panettone Churros Dippers


At Harris Farm (AKA the home of panettone) we adore this fluffy, slightly sweet Italian Christmas cake. Use any leftover slices to make these delicious dippers.

Churros-style dippers made from panettone with cherries on the side

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Serves 4-6 



  • 300g panettone, cut into 4cm batons 
  • 150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped  
  • 150ml thick cream  
  • 250ml store-bought brandy custard (or vanilla custard) 
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar  
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter  



  1. To make the chocolate dipping sauce, place the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to melt, stirring until smooth.  
  2. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.  
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom and cook the panettone batons until browned on all sides. Then toss in the cinnamon sugar. 
  4. Serve dippers warm with warm chocolate dipping sauce and cold custard. 



Serve with some chilled Spanish sherry for the full experience.