Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Jamie Oliver's Bailey's & Banana Bread & Butter Pudding

Quentin and I are heading to Waveland on Friday afternoon for their annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and for my mother's birthday (March 10). I have been searching for something different for her birthday celebration, and I think I have definitely found it...Bailey's & Banana Bread & Butter Pudding. How could that possibly be bad? The recipe is from Jamie Oliver. (I will have to report on its success when I get back next week.)


Recipe from Jamie Oliver, The Food Network(www.foodtv.com)
Courtesy of The Wilkinsons

Ingredients:
1/2 loaf pre-sliced white bread, crusts removed
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 cups milk
4 shots Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
5 bananas, sliced lengthwise into thin strips
4 tablespoons toasted, slivered almonds
Confectioners sugar to dust
Vanilla bean ice cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Flatten each slice of bread as much as possible

Butter each piece thinly with softened butter

Cut pieces in half and set asideIn bowl whisk sugar, vanilla, eggs until pale and fluffy

Add cream, milk and Baileys and whisk until smooth

Take an appropriate size bake dish (9 x 12) and rub sides with a little butter

Dip each piece of bread in egg mixture and layer bread, sliced banana and almonds in baking dish.....repeat until everything is used up leaving top layer of bread

Pour over rest of egg mixture to fill the dish and pat down to make sure the break soaks up all the mixture

Dust top with confectioners sugar

Bake for 35 min. or until custard is set with a wobbly center

Allow to cool until warm

Serve with Vanilla Bean Ice cream

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