Recipe: Banana foster pudding

September 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Louisiana Sue shares a wonderful dessert recipe for banana foster pudding!

Bananas Foster pudding is a variation of the world famous dessert Bananas Foster

In the 1950s, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas shipped from Central and South America. Owen Edward Brennan (famous restaurant family in New Orleans) challenged chef, Paul Blange, to include bananas in a new culinary creation. (Brennans way of promoting the import) Simultaneously, Holiday Magazine had asked Brennan to provide a new recipe to appear in feature article on Brennan's. So in 1951 Chef Paul created Bananas Foster and little did anyone realize that it would become a international favorite and it is the most requested item on the restaurant's menu. Thirty-five thousand pounds of bananas are flamed each year at Brennan's in the preparation of it's world famous dessert.

Bananas Foster Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf of bread, crumbled
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/12 cups milk
  • 1 cup banana liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 bananas, sliced

Directions

Preheat over to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Blend in bread, cream, milk, banana liqueur, cinnamon and vanilla. Fold in nuts and banana slices. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven 90 minutes, until set.

Louisiana Sue will be cooking up some Cajun "Dirty Rice" on Sunday September 7 at Just Dance Ballroom

2500 Embarcadero in Oakland at the Sunday Zydeco "La La," 5-9 p.m. Admission $15, kids under 12 free. An authentic Louisiana experience with great food, dance lessons and hot live Zydeco music

For directions visit www.justdanceballroom.com. For additional information email lasue@pacbell.net or visit www.louisianasue.com.

About Louisiana Sue
Louisiana Sue was born in New Orleans with a crawfish in her mouth, Mardi Gras in her heart and Zydeco music in her soul. Sue moved to California in the 1980s, producing many authentic Louisiana food and music events. Focusing on her roots, Sue has cooked all over Sacramento, Davis, Napa, and the Bay Area. Sue is currently bringing Louisiana food and music to Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland. You can check things out at www.louisianasue.com.

Just Dance Ballroom
2500 Embacadero
Oakland, CA
www.justdanceballroom.com