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 it's baked and has sit in the fridge overnight to cool, Keller recommends frying small squares in some butter for taste:
While very time consuming...this was an awesome dish. Very flavorful and tasty. It works almost as well for breakfast!