Pop the eggs, milk, cream and Vanilla Bean Paste in a large bowl and whisk together until all combined. Pour into a large shallow bowl (big enough to fit a slice of panettone in). One at a time dip the slices of panettone into the egg mixture and leave on each side for about 30 seconds.
Whilst your panettone is soaking, heat a large frying pan with the oil over a medium heat. Once your pan and oil is hot, add a slice of soaked panettone and fry on each side for about 1-2 minute until golden and slightly crispy.
Pop onto a lined baking tray and place in the oven on a low heat to keep warm whilst you fry the other slices.
Once your panettone French toast is ready pop onto a plate and top with a dollop of cream, sprinkling of flaked almonds, pomegranate seeds and orange zest. Finally finish with a drizzle of maple syrup and ta-dah your festive brunch is ready to serve and tuck into!