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Banana Fosters Bread & Butter Pudding

Serves: 8

This is one of the dishes created by Compass Group chefs for the company's Stop Food Waste Day celebration on April 27 for Earth Day. The full gallery is here 


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


Bread Pudding:

6 brioche buns

2 oz unsalted butter, melted

5 eggs

5 egg yolks

6oz sugar

¼ tsp vanilla extract

300ml milk

300ml heavy cream

Banana Foster:

3 bananas

8oz brown sugar

8oz unsalted butter

½ cup dark rum

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup pecans, chopped

pinch of salt

4 oz whipped cream

8 sprigs mint


1. Heat the Milk and the Cream up to the boil. Whisk the eggs, yolks, sugar, Vanilla together and temper the hot cream mix into the egg mix whisking continuously. Strain.

2. Melt the butter. slice the tops and bottoms of the Brioche buns in half horizontally. Brush each slice with butter both sides. Save a little butter to butter the sides of a 1/3rd pan.

3. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mix and layer into a buttered 1/3rd. Each layer sprinkle in the chocolate chips. Pour over the rest of the egg mix and bake for 25-30 minutes on 350f or until the center is 170f.

4. Whilst the pudding Is cooking, melt the butter in the pan.  Add the brown sugar and melt to it resembles caramel.  Add the rum and vanilla and reduce by half.

5. Slice the bananas into 3/4 inch pieces and add to the caramel mix and cook till they start to soften.

6. To Serve, scoop the pudding into the center of the plate and then spoon over the banana caramel mix, Quennelle ½ oz of whipped cream on top and garnish with Mint. Serve!


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