Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ad Hoc at Home: Banana Bread Pudding

In addition to the Chicken Pot Pie, we thought we would make a couple of after dinner treats for our guests. One recipe from the back of Ad Hoc that stood out was "Banana Bread Pudding." The recipe seemed a little complicated when we started, but we had no idea it would take more than 4 hours to make!

Here are the basic ingredients:

First, you cut the bread lengthwise and lightly toast in the oven:

Then you make the custard with a lot of whole milk and heavy cream!:

Eggs and sugar for the custard:

Splitting fresh organic bananas for the pudding:

Here is the finished custard base:

You start the process of building the dish by pouring a little custard in a pan, then dipping the bread in:

After the bread is laid out, you place the bananas on top then cover with the rest of the bread with the slices going the opposite way:
Once constructed, you bake the dish in a larger pan filled with water for an hour:

Once it's baked and has sit in the fridge overnight to cool, Keller recommends frying small squares in some butter for taste:

Here is the final product:

The Verdict

While very time consuming...this was an awesome dish. Very flavorful and tasty. It works almost as well for breakfast!


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  3. It looks delicious.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this banana bread pudding widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for banana bread pudding,Thanks!


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