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Isabella Franco

Italian film-maker Federico Fellini famously said that “Life is a combination of magic and pasta” and this sums up Isabella’s attitude towards food perfectly! Eating for pleasure, never calorie-counting and enjoying life to the full. 

Video Description

Learn how to make hearty and authentic Italian food with Chef Isabella Franco in this original masterclass. Get step by step instructions to these original recipes and ready yourself to enjoy homemade Italian food.

Spice up your normal toast and butter in the morning, with Chef Isabella's Italian panettone toast recipe. Let this episode guide you on how to expertly make this toasty treat. 

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150ml milk

2 large free-range eggs

2 slices leftover panettone

50g butter

50g almonds (or your preferred nut)

1 orange

Mascarpone (to serve)

Maple syrup (to serve)


Beat the eggs with the milk in a bowl.

Gently toast the almonds in a dry pan for a minute on each side or until golden. Set aside.

Wipe the pan and melt half of the butter over a medium heat.

Dip the panettone slices into the egg mix, ensuring both sides are well coated.

When the butter is foaming, add the eggy panettone slices and fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

Top with mascarpone, maple syrup, toasted walnuts and orange zest.

Tip: You can replace the panettone with brioche loaf or fruit loaf.