Oh dear - I am so behind in making the rest of the May recipes. My only excuse is that I am 9 1/2 months pregnant and desperately trying to get ready for baby number 2. I think we are finally ready, so now I can get back to the baking. Unfortunately at the beginning of this week, the weather was in the 90's and 100's!! Craziness! I could not justify turning on the oven during those temps. But it's nice and cool now, ad nI am hoping to finish up in the next couple of days!
I was really excited that Lisa picked this recipe. I was very close to picking it for this month myself. I haven't ever had bread pudding, but the caramelized and banana part sound really good to me! The recipe calls for a 9 x 13 pan, which I know is far more than we could ever go through, so I decided to cut the recipe in half and made it in an 8 x 8 pan instead.
It's actually quite easy to make this, so I don't know why I was putting it off. I didn't have any trouble finding the Challah bread. My only problem is that the loaf was really big (24 oz) and the recipe calls for 12 oz. But never fear - I would not let that bread go to waste. I figure it would be perfect for French toast and it was! I also realize as I am typing up this post - I did a great job of halving everything in the recipe, but the amount of bread! I used the full 12 oz, so it may not have as much pudding . . .