Oh course everyone thinks they have the best recipes right? Well if you make it often it must be a best recipe in my book. We make this very often not only for our family but it's the most asked for whenever we need to bring a dessert for gatherings. I am not quite sure if it the topping sauce or the actual bread pudding they love so much. We have three topping versions we use for the end garnishings. Read on for the recipes.
I always find that using riper bananas enhance the flavors immensely, however greener bananas have less calories from what I have read on the internet who knew? I am not sure you should care after you see these ingredients! (Smile)
Best Bread Pudding with Bananas Recipe Video
3 tablespoon butter, cut in small pieces
4 small ripe bananas, finely chopped
1 cup brown sugar or white sugar more for the top
4 to 5 cups of torn Italian day old bread
2 cups half an half
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla, rum or kahlua
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon or more to taste ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg optional
Hot Fudge Sauce or Caramel Sauce or Whiskey Sauce recipe below
In a medium bowl add the chunky bananas, half an half, heavy cream, cinnamon, eggs, flavorings of choice, salt.
In a large buttered casserole dish place place the butter and put into a 350 degree preheated oven to melt, remove. Place the pieces of torn bread on the bottom into the butter then pour the mashed bananas mixture over the bread,set aside for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, dot with some melted butter more white or even brown sugar. Bake for 45 minutes or more till set in the middle the knife will come clean when inserted on 350 or till browned nicely on top.
Serve with hot fudge sauce or caramel sauce homemade or purchase ice cream toppings then add whipped cream to the top.
Hot Fudge Kahlua Sauce
1 can condensed milk (14 ounce size)
2 squares unsweetened chocolate chopped
dash of salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon Kahlua
In a double boiler or microwave, combine the milk, chocolate and melt over boiling water. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture thickens. Remove from heat, stir in water. Cool add the vanilla and Kahlua.
Caramel Rum Sauce The Adult Version (leave the rum out for the kids version)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons rum flavoring or liqueur
Bring to boil. Add rum. Cool several hours in refrigerator .
Whiskey Cream Sauce:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, come to a slow boil. Remove serving hot and pour over pudding.