Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Banana Apple Bread Pudding with Yogurt and Honey sauce

The other day was very cold and I did not feel like cooking something major. Even though I was craving for a nice warm healthy savory dinner. There was still some leftover Ratatouille, a basket of mix stale breads and grated mozzarella cheese. We also had nice fresh salad leaves we bought on the same day...not everything we had was old. 

I put together a casserole with cooked pasta and ratatouille by adding some black Provencal olives, anchovies and a bit of tomato sauce. I mixed them all up and topped with grated mozzarella cheese and baked it at 170 degree Celsius for ca 30 minutes. That was the main course and we had green salad with fantastic extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. For desert I used up all the stale bread we had – small baguettes, corn bread and sour dough bread to make a bread pudding and jazzed it up with banana and apple to give me a healthy feeling. I served this lovely warm desert with nice light yogurt sauce. A liter tub of thick yogurt is a regular resident in my fridge.

This Bread Pudding recipe can use any mixture of stale bread you or your neighbor has. It is easy to make and it tastes really good. We also breakfast with this sweet leftover. A YUM indeed!

Banana Apple Bread Pudding with Yogurt and Honey sauce
4-5 cups of stale bread – tear into pieces
3 large Eggs at room temperature
2 cups Milk
½ cup melted Butter
1 cup Raw Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground Nutmeg
Pinch of Sea Salt
1 Ripe Banana, mashed
2 small Apple, chopped
Chopped nuts - Optional (Walnut, Pecan or Almond)

2 cup of Thick Yogurt such Greek – can substitute with thick creamy regular Plain Yogurt
1/3 cup Honey – runny
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Bread Pudding
Heat the oven at 180 Celsius degree
1.       Beat the egg vigorously with hand whisk until it turn pale yellow about 3-4 minute
2.      Add Raw Sugar, Melted Butter, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, salt into eggs and continue beating until it well blend
3.      Add milk into the egg mixture and mix well
4.      Add bread into the pudding mixture. Stir well and let it sits for 30 minutes or until the bread pieces absorb
5.      Add chopped Apples, mashed banana and nuts if use and mix well
6.      Grease the baking pan or dish with butter and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Until the Bread Pudding is nice and brown and fluffy
1.       In a bowl mix Yogurt, Honey and Cinnamon well with whisk
2.      Cover with plastic wrap and keep cool in refrigerate until ready to use
Serving tip: it tastes best when serve warm with sauce.

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