What is your favorite Disney dessert? It can be hard to decide because there are so many tasty items, but the ‘Ohana bread pudding is definitely towards the top of the list. Of course it’s really the sauce on the bread pudding that’s the highlight – a bananas foster caramel sauce. Yum! I don’t know when I’ll be dining at ‘Ohana again, so I figured it was a good time to recreate the ‘Ohana bread pudding recipe.
I’ve already made a number of other items from ‘Ohana, including the honey coriander chicken wings, stir fry noodles, dumplings and dipping sauces, the tropical salad, and the pineapple and coconut bread.
A dessert this tasty is meant to be shared, so I prepared it for a small outdoor gathering that we called our “tiki party.” We made a lot of the drinks from Trader Sam’s and had food dishes with tropical flavors. Of course for dessert I had to make this bread pudding!
It’s typically served a la mode with vanilla ice cream, which improves it even more. I’ve been making all of my own ice cream at home for the past few months so I did a homemade vanilla ice cream – I used the same recipe from the vanilla portion of my citrus swirl recipe.
‘Ohana bread pudding recipe:
For the bread pudding:
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 8 cups of french bread, cut into one-inch pieces
For the bananas foster sauce:
- 4 oz sugar
- 4 oz brown sugar
- 4 oz golden syrup (or corn syrup)
- 4 oz unsalted butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup spiced rum
- 1 cup banana slices
For the bread pudding:
- In a bowl mix together the eggs, milk, salt, sugar, and nutmeg, then set aside.
- Place bread pieces onto a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
- Add bread pieces to egg and milk mixture and combine well.
- Place mixture in a greased 10 inch baking pan and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
For the banana foster sauce:
- Combine the sugar, brown sugar, syrup, butter, and half the heavy cream into a large pan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then slowly add the remaining heavy cream, maintaining the boil.
- Add the spiced rum and continue to boil for about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and banana slices.
- Top the bread pudding with the bananas foster sauce, serve with vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!
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