Thursday, 21 February 2013

Recipe: Banana & Baileys bread and butter pud!

I have some bananas sitting in my fruit bowl that need to be eaten sharpish (before they turn to the dark side...literally).

So while I could use them up by making my usual banana bread (which I love) I want to challenge myself and create a new and exciting pudding.

I have found the perfect recipe.  Jamie Oliver, oh how I love you!

Banana and baileys bread and butter pudding

  • 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 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.

You can find this little gem of a recipe here.  I can't wait to give this a try!



  1. Oh my gosh this looks so so good!

  2. You definitely did those bananas a favor, looks great! As much as I love Jamie I don't know if I have ever actually attempted any of his recipes!

  3. Oh my, why did I look at this I think I just gained 3 pounds!!! It looks AMAZING!!! Xx

  4. This is my ideal dessert! I wish my boyfriend liked bananas. I'd have to scoff the whole lot! (not a bad thing).x