Just a few smart little tricks will turn any shop-bought panettone into an absolute show-stealer

Panettone is a brioche-type bread from Italy. It comes in loads of different sizes – I’ve used a large one here but you could easily adapt the ingredients to make a smaller cake.

Cakes don’t come much simpler than this one and the nice thing is that, even if it’s assembled roughly and things aren’t exact, it will still look cute. You’ll probably have a bit of panettone left over so keep in mind that it’s brilliant torn up for a layer in trifle or eaten toasted for breakfast.