Kitchen Experiments: "Heavenly" Banana Bread Pudding
Although my 52 Weeks of Baking series is officially over, that doesn't mean I won't be in the kitchen all the time. This year, in addition to trying new recipes, I have vowed to share my kitchen experiments with you guys. As much as I love recipes, I also just enjoy throwing things together and seeing what I get. I'll warn you now, these don't always work like I planned, but sometimes I get lucky.
On New Year's Day, I woke up to a dirty kitchen — we had a small shindig the night before — two rotting bananas and half of an angel food cake. I was also crazy hungry. So I combined my random leftovers with my appetite for breakfast and threw it all together. The result was a simple bread pudding made with angel food cake as the base. To see what I created,
"Heavenly" Banana Bread Pudding
A kitchen experiment by YumSugar
I created this on New Year's Day morning. I had some leftovers I wanted to get rid of and threw everything together. It was warm and tasty and hit the spot, but it was also lacking something. Maybe a little sugar sprinkled on top? If you try it, be sure to tell me what you think and let me know how you'd improve it.
2 bananas, overripe
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups leftover angel food cake, cut into cubes
enough butter or cooking spray to grease the pan
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease an 8-x-8 baking dish (or several small ramekins).
- Line the baking dish with very thin slices of banana. I used 1/2 of a medium sized banana to cover my 8-x-8 pan.
- Place rest of bananas in a large bowl. With a fork mush until you have achieved a smooth consistency. Alternatively, you could puree the bananas in a food processor first. This particular batch was whipped up on New Year's Day, and I was hoping to make the least amount of noise as possible.
- Next, add eggs — one at a time — whisking throughly between each egg.
- Stir in milk.
- Whisk in brown sugar, allowing it to dissolve. Add in cinnamon.
- Add in the angel food cake. Make sure all the pieces are coated. Let the cake sit for 10 minutes in order to absorb the liquid.
- Pour cake mixture into pan and place into oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.