I love to try and get my twins involved in the kitchen if I can, and this Chocolate & Banana Bread & Butter Pudding is a great way to get them actively involved in food preparation. Plus it’s one of my favourite desserts!
The kids had fun making it, sure – but alas, they DID NOT enjoy the results!
For this Chocolate & Banana Bread & Butter Pudding you will need:
- 8 slices of buttered bread cut into triangles (be sure to check it’s still edible – no one likes a mouldy mouthful)
- 2 bananas
- 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
- Children who are fully able to handle (& used to) bitter disappointment
For the custard
- Let’s go with 637mls of full fat milk
- 2 eggs (any size – I don’t think it makes a difference)
- 30g caster sugar
You will need to grease a pyrex dish or similar, it doesn’t matter what size. Just dig out a pile of butter from the tub and rub it all over the dish.
How To Make The Chocolate & Banana Bread & Butter Pudding
1. Get your kids to cover the bottom of the dish with a layer of bread.
2. They can then add some sliced bananas.
3. Then a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
4. Repeat steps 1-3.
5. Make sure you’re taking plenty of photos of your little cherubs enjoying the fun.
6. Realise you didn’t make enough buttered bread, so hastily go and make a few more slices.
7. Get children to then press it all down a bit, as just a little extra fun for them (you will need to create fun moments during the preparation part, to refer back to when they try the final dessert – an ‘it wasn’t all bad’ type thing).
8. Put the milk, eggs and sugar into a jug and thoroughly mix.
9. Top up the custard mix with more milk, to make it up to 800ml. A round number sounds better after all.
10. Perhaps just one more egg, for luck – give it all a final stir.
11. Pour the custard mix all over the bread slowly. It will seem at first as though you have waaaaay too much custard mix – just let it soak in for a moment and then continue to add all the custard mix until it’s all the way to the rim of the dish.
12. Now cover with a clean tea towel and leave to soak for around an hour.
13. Place the pudding into a deep chicken basting tin filled half way with water.
14. Put in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
15. After 40 minutes check your pudding. It should be starting to go golden on top. Chuck it back in for a further 15 minutes.
16. Remove from oven. You should be able to shiggle the top and see a nice wiggle.
17. Cut some out for your eagerly awaiting children. Notice how the bread has become obsolete? That’s how it should be, right?
18. Realise you’ve basically made chocolatey scrambled egg.
20. Remember to take photos of your little cherubs enjoying the fruits of their labour.
So there you go. The worst chocolate & banana bread & butter pudding in the world.
Let me know how you get on, if you decide to make it!
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