My mother is notorious for buying extra bread that no one will ever eat and then putting it in the freezer with the hopes that maybe someday someone will use it. And I would have to say that I’m guilty of putting over ripe bananas in the freezer repeatedly saying that eventually I will make banana bread out of them. Guess you could say it runs in the family. With that being said I decided to make an out of the box bread pudding the other day! It was a banana chocolate chip chocolate liquor banana bread, and it was out of this world!
3/4 cups of cream
Vanilla to taste
1/2 cup sugar
Creme de cacao ( chocolate liquor) to taste about 1/4 cup
Chocolate chips two handfuls
2 ripe bananas mashed
4 cups of day old bread ( cubed or ripped into prices)
Crack eggs and place in a bowl with sugar, vanilla, liquor, and mashed bananas and mix until incorporated. Take bread and rip in to similar sized pieces and add to mixture. Incorporate until bread is moist and evenly coated. Sprinkle in chocolate chips and incorporate.
Spray desired baking dish and preheat the oven to 350. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until the top is golden brown, but the insides are not too dry.
I paired this lovely dessert with some salted caramel gelato curtesy of Haagen-Dazs accompanied by a drizzle of chocolate sauce; to die for!!