Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bananas Foster Trifle
Don't know what to do with over ripe bananas?
Tired of banana bread? 
This is a great recipe that uses pantry items, to create a new dessert, fancy enough for guests and no one will be the wiser except you!
This delicious dessert uses day old sweet bread!
Full of flavour, sure to please everyone.  The "trifle dish" is one of my many vases that I use for fresh cut flowers. Well cleaned of course!

1/2 loaf day old Brioche bread, Panetone, Paska or any sweet bread, sliced  
4tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp each coffee liquor & dark rum
3 ripe bananas
1 box instant banana pudding mix
1 cup cool whip or whipping cream whipped
1/2 cup strawberries, washed, hulled & sliced
1 cup strong coffee or espresso

Slice sweet bread into slices that will fit your vessel. (Mine is a trendy square vase)
In a small saucepan or skillet begin to melt sugar on high, stirring.  Watch carefully so it does not burn.  When it starts to melt add alcohols, stir and simmer on medium for 1-2min, to burn off some alcohol.  Slice bananas crosswise and tip into pan.  Cook for 4-5min more to soften bananas. Remove from burner to cool slightly add coffee, and combine.
Make pudding mix according to directions and fold in whipped topping, set aside.

Begin dipping pieces into coffee mixture liberally and place closely together into your serving vessel.

Top the bread with the pudding, then layer some bananas and strawberries over the mixture.

Continue layering until all ingredients are finished or you have filled your vessel, ending with pudding and top with fruit.
Refrigerate for 4-6 hrs. and enjoy!!
If there are leftovers the bananas darken with refrigeration but are still edible and delicious.

Serves: 6

Enjoy with Love!

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