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Chocolate Banana Croissant Bread Pudding

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Ingredients
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg yolks 3 Large
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 5 Tablespoon
  Packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla bean 1⁄2 , split, scraped, seeds reserved
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Firm bananas 4 , peeled and sliced
  Lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Croissants 4 Large, cut into cubes
  Vanilla ice cream/Lightly sweetened whipped cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Or As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375 °F.

MAKING
2) In the top of a double boiler, whisk the eggs until blended.
3) Whisk in the cocoa powder and brown sugar until thoroughly blended.
4) Then stir in the milk and cream.
5) Set the top of the double boiler over the bottom pan and warm the mixture.
6) Stir in the salt, spices, sugar and brandy; blend thoroughly.
7) Stir continuously and cook until the mixture is thickened and coats a spoon.
8) In a small skillet, melt the butter, saute the banana in butter until just softened.
9) Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
10) In a bowl, combine the chocolate custard, croissants and bananas together.
11) In a buttered 2 1/2-quart baking dish, spoon the mixture.

FINALIZING
12) Set the baking dish in a large pan and fill halfway with hot water.
13) Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until set.

SERVING
14) Serve the Chocolate Banana Croissant Bread Pudding on dessert plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pudding
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Banana
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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