• 4 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar

  • 2 cups cream

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ loaves of soft baguette or similar bread (approx. 6 loosely packed), cut into 1 inch cubes

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter plus 1 tablespoon

  • 3 bananas, cut into small chunks

  • ¼ cup dark rum

  • 200g semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped

  • 2 bananas, cut on an angle into 5mm thick slices

  • White granulated sugar for dusting

  • ice-cream for serving


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 175C.

  • 2.

    Brush a 25cm baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.

  • 3.

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, then whisk in 1 cup brown sugar.

  • 4.

    Slowly pour in the cream, milk, vanilla, and add cinnamon.

  • 5.

    Add bread and mix well, allowing bread to soak up egg mixture.

  • 6.

    Heat a large sauté pan over high heat.

  • 7.

    Add butter and once butter is melted sauté bananas for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 8.

    Add remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar and cook for 1 minute allowing the sugar to completely dissolve.

  • 9.

    Add rum and briefly flambé the bananas. Allow the alcohol to burn off. Remove from heat.

  • 10.

    Add half the chocolate bits to the warm banana mixture and allow to melt a bit. Add the other half to the bread mixture and stir to combine.

  • 11.

    Combine the banana mixture and the bread mixture and stir well.

  • 12.

    Transfer mixture to greased baking dish and bake for about 1 hour, or until firm. Allow to cool slightly before turning out of the cake tin.

  • 13.

    Top cake with the sliced banana pieces, sprinkle with sugar and, using a small blow torch, lightly cook the sugar over the sliced bananas until golden brown.

  • 14.

    Cut bread pudding into desired size pieces and arrange on baking sheet.

  • 15.

    If necessary warm in 180C oven for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 16.

    Serve with ice-cream

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Posted by BetsieReport
haven't made it yet but am going to make it for our desert tonight, it looked really ymmy when Curtis made it on the telly.
Posted by chef girlReport
I have not made this yet but when i watched Curtis making it it looked so delicious and easy to make.Will be making this soon.