Banana Foster Bread Pudding

Posted on November 29, 2016

This recipe combines two decadent desserts: Banana Foster and Bread Pudding. Together, they become a custardy, silky and rich creation that is absolutely delicious and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! - Uyen Tran (@fromuyenwithlove)

Cook Time:60 min
Prep Time:20 min
Total Time:80 min
Category:Dessert
Yield:8 servings
Preparation
1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the custard. Whisk until frothy. Add bread to the mixture, press it gently and let it soak for at least 10 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with butter. Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of banana coins, then spoon about ½ of the soaked bread over them. Top with banana coins and spoon the remaining soaked bread over the top. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

3. While the bread pudding is in the oven, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the ingredients for the sauce and whisk until combined. Lower the heat until it simmers; keep whisking, until a thick sauce has developed and coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.

4. Allow pudding to cool down to warm before serving. Drizzle the sauce over the top with some caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients
* 5 Turano Brioche Rolls, cut into small cubes
* For the custard:
* 4 large eggs
* 2 cups whole milk
* ¼ cup dark brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 tablespoon dark rum
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* Pinch of cinnamon
* 6 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into 1 inch coins
* For the sauce:
* 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
* ¼ cup heavy cream
* ½ cup dark brown sugar
* ½ cup dark rum
* ½ teaspoon kosher salt
* For garnish:
* Caramelized banana (optional)
* Vanilla ice cream (optional)