Banana & Baileys bread & butter pud

Bread and butter pudding with bananas and baileys

Serves 8

  • 75 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing, softened

  • 7 to 8 slices good-quality white bread

  • 100 g golden caster sugar , plus 1 heaped tablespoon for sprinkling

  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds scraped out

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • 600 ml double cream

  • 600 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 4 ripe bananas

  • 75 g pecan nuts

  • 100 ml Baileys

  • Optional

  • 100 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas 4. Lightly butter the bread on one side, then cut each piece in half diagonally.

Whisk the sugar, vanilla seeds and eggs together in a large bowl until well combined, then pour in the cream and milk and continue whisking until smooth. Peel and roughly slice the bananas, then roughly bash up the pecans and chocolate, if using.



Rub the inside of a baking dish (roughly 25cm x 30cm) with a little butter, then layer up the bread (butter-side up), bananas, pecans and chocolate, if using, finishing with a final layer of bread (again butter-side up). Drizzle over the Baileys and custardy mixture, then leave to stand for around 20 minutes, or until the bread begins to soak up the liquid.



Bake in the hot oven for around 35 minutes, or until set around the edges but still wobbly in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, then serve as is, or sprinkle over the caster sugar and blast with a blowtorch to caramelise the top. Delicious served with good-quality vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Information

Banana & Baileys bread & butter pud

My ultimate twist on the great British classic

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With super-gooey bananas, pecans, chocolate and creamy Baileys, this bread and butter pud is a real treat
Serves 8
1h 15m
Super easy
Method

This is my ultimate new twist on that classic British pud that everyone loves. I've added a super-gooey layer of bananas, pecans and chocolate, and with the addition of Baileys, this is definitely my new guilty pleasure. Just be really careful when using the blowtorch – when it lights the sugar, it can flare up unexpectedly and I don't want you singeing your eyebrows like Jonathan Ross almost did!

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas 4. Lightly butter the bread on one side, then cut each piece in half diagonally.
Whisk the sugar, vanilla seeds and eggs together in a large bowl until well combined, then pour in the cream and milk and continue whisking until smooth. Peel and roughly slice the bananas, then roughly bash up the pecans and chocolate, if using.

Rub the inside of a baking dish (roughly 25cm x 30cm) with a little butter, then layer up the bread (butter-side up), bananas, pecans and chocolate, if using, finishing with a final layer of bread (again butter-side up). Drizzle over the Baileys and custardy mixture, then leave to stand for around 20 minutes, or until the bread begins to soak up the liquid.

Bake in the hot oven for around 35 minutes, or until set around the edges but still wobbly in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, then serve as is, or sprinkle over the caster sugar and blast with a blowtorch to caramelise the top. Delicious served with good-quality vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 785 39%
  • Carbs 53.4g 21%
  • Sugar 31.1g 35%
  • Fat 56.1g 80%
  • Saturates 29.7g 148%
  • Protein 13.8g 31%
Of an adult's reference intake

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