This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar. Oddly enough, as much as I like ginger in savory dishes, I really dislike ginger in sweets. So, with a pile of ripe bananas, I searched the Baked Occasions index for banana recipes. Although Matt and Renato dedicated an entire chapter to bananas in Baked Elements, Baked Occasions has only two banana recipes in it, so I opted for the “Caramel-y Banana, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Bread Pudding.” Unfortunately, I can’t share the recipe with you yet because it hasn’t been posted.
The Gentlemen Bakers created this recipe to celebrate Elvis’ Birthday on January 8th. It’s truly decadent starting with a layer of bittersweet chocolate, peanut butter-imbued custard, caramel-coated bananas, then topped with another layer of peanut butter-imbued custard. The texture and flavor of the bread pudding and melted chocolate were lovely. Somehow, the caramelized bananas didn’t complement the bread pudding as well as I had hoped they would. John makes amazing Bananas Foster and I wonder if these caramelized bananas would benefit from a shot of rum.
I think I’ll try this again when it comes up on the recipe schedule with a few tweaks.