Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bourbon Bacon Banana Bread Pudding

I was in New Orleans last week for work. Have I mentioned it's one of my favorite places to visit? There is something magical about it.

Beignets, oysters, beautiful balconies with flowers in the French Quarter, jazz, a great art scene, palm trees, Bourbon Street. Love it all. I am already trying to convince my husband to take me back in September and bring Austin.

When I came home I was inspired to bake something with Bourbon and my husband loves my bread pudding so I went with it. Then he suggested I add some bacon .... mmmmm. Okay.


Then I needed to use up some bananas that were turning. Then I just had to drizzle some warm caramel sauce all of the top.

The result was this boozy, sweet and savory pudding that melts in your mouth.



I used some store bought caramel sauce because I didn't have time to make my own. (Plus I am afraid to keep homemade caramel sauce in the house anymore because I will eat it by the spoonfuls at 10pm)



Have you been to New Orleans? I'm still daydreaming about going back.


Bourbon Bacon Banana Bread Pudding
1 loaf of bread
2 1/2 cups milk or cream
1/2 cup bourbon
3 eggs, beaten
2 turned/brown bananas sliced or mashed up
1 generous cup brown sugar
1 cup caramel sauce (at least)
8 slices crispy chopped maple bacon

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl add your bread, eggs, milk, bourbon, sugar, banaas and half of your crispy chopped bacon. Combine with your hands or a large spoon. Grease a 9x13 brownie or cake pan and pour in your bread mixture.

2. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the edges are completely golden. Top generously with caramel sauce and sprinkle on some more brown sugar and the rest of your bacon. This bread pudding tastes best warm.

8 comments:

  1. David is so into bourbon right now. I think I need to pin this for him. He'd love it. I've never been to New Orleans but I'd really like to go there and Nashville.

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    1. You guys need to go to NOLA you would love it! Nashville is on my list too :)

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  2. It looks amazing but where are the BANANAS?

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    1. Sharon! THANK YOU! I forgot to add the bananas to the list. Fixing it now! :)

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  3. Hello, :)
    Your site it's magic ... Hear me ? MAGIC !!!
    Because your recipes are outstanding ... I don't have words for those :)
    Keep going so...
    One question : when you say maple bacon .... What's this ?
    ( you mean .... )
    I'm from a country that we have bacon but never heard about maple bacon ...
    Please explain...
    Thank you so much !
    Daniela

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    1. Here in the US we have different flavors of bacon. You can by applewood smoked bacon, hickory bacon or maple bacon. Dont worry if you can't find it. Use regular bacon and maybe add a couple table spoons of maple syrup to the mix for extra flavor :)

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  5. New Orleans is a 2-hour drive from me. We go there often and know places off the beaten path. We also have many many other places we need to try in different sections. If you like bread pudding definitely try the Gumbo Shack. It is amazing and the only bread pudding I have really liked. The chicken and sausage gumbo is also very very good.

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