Banana Bread Pudding
Banana Bread Pudding
I have never in my life until now had ever made a bread pudding. With my whisk in hand, held up to the sky and my mixing bowl cupped in my forearm as a shield…I shouted to the top of my lungs (Maybe not at the top of my lungs or even outside of my head)….”I came, I saw, and I conquered”! In my conquering, I created an unorthodox version of the typically fall/winter appropriate dessert that presented a challenge and yet was surprisingly successful. Thanks to our “Going Bananas” food series this month, I have yet another recipe that will keep me from throwing away overripe bananas. I will be sure to resurrect this recipe for the winter holidays. I just hope that I can remember the recipe 5-6 months from now.
What you will need
1/4 cup Rum
1 tsp of banana extract
2 tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of walnuts
2 cups of sugar
3 tbsp of unsalted melted butter
1 tsp of cinnamon
pinch of caradom
3 bananas pureed
1 1/2 cups of milk
French bread loaf half
13 x 9 pan or any other medium-large rectangular pan
What to do
1. Stir together Rum and banana extract, then add walnuts. Let soak for an hour covered.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
3. Slice french bread then slice again to make strips, then add to pan. Pour milk over bread, let bread soak up milk.
4. While waiting for bread to soak up milk, puree three bananas in food processor or blender. If you don’t have either, Mash bananas with fork or potato masher. Whisk bananas with whisk or fork until a little more liquefied. Set to the side.
5. Place three eggs and sugar in mixing bowl and whisk until peak starts to form. Add vanilla exctract and melted butter whisk until well blended. Add banana puree, whisk until the mix starts to thicken just a little.
6. Drain rum and banana concoction off of walnuts directly into milk soaked french bread. Gently stir in walnuts into custard mix. Then add mix to bread, fold into bread well.
7. Place into oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve Hot! Enjoy!
Challenge: Try with vanilla bean ice cream and a caramel sauce. Try to come up with another topping for this banana bread pudding. Let us know what you come up with in the comment section below.
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