|Chalkboard pig outside of Serious Pie/Biscuit.|
Alright, now back to the bread pudding. This is the last recipe I'm going to make from Joy's book for the month. There are a lot of desserts in her book that you can't really make just for the sake of making them. You almost need an excuse, like a party or dinner at a friend's to whip them up. This qualifies as one of those recipes. Not sure how Tom and I would have managed with an entire baking dish of bread pudding to ourselves. Luckily, Bonnie invited us over for dinner so I had the perfect excuse to try this out. Unlucky for her, she was testing out a vegan diet for the month so she didn't get to partake in this while it was fresh (although she did stash some away in her freezer for when the diet trial is over).
The recipe was pretty easy to put together which is always nice, and it tasted good, but I think maybe I'm just not a huge fan of bread pudding? Not sure, the jury is still out.
I started out by tearing up some stale bread (or buying a fresh baguette and making it stale by toasting it in the oven) and mixing it with a couple mashed bananas (full recipe and directions are below).