Last month, I did a book review on Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair. One of the recipes I tried was the New Orleans Bread Pudding with Banana Rum Sauce. Although the pudding was very basic, the sauce was amazing. This is my first time flambeing, and I promise it’s easy and worth it! You get the taste of rum without the alcohol.
I used leftover homemade bread that I made for Tuesdays With Dorie for the pudding.
As for the sauce, this was my first time ever setting alcohol on fire, so I was terrified. I expressed my concern on Twitter, and Erin of Erin’s Food Files assured me with her video that the flame really is not that big. I guess I watch too much food tv! Of course I was still nervous, so I had my pan lid just in case. I kept the bread pudding recipe the same, but I cut the sauce recipe in half since I wasn’t sure how well the rum would go over with my family. Next time, I’ll make the whole quantity of sauce. Even if I have some leftover, it was delicious!
Banana Rum Sauce
Source: Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair