Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Brioche
  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 3 bananas sliced
  • 16 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 8 large eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut the brioche loaf into 1 inch dice. Place in a mixing bowl. Toss white chocolate chips and sliced bananas with brioche cubes.

Combine half and half, sugar, butter and vanilla bean and bring to a boil over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Whisk eggs until smooth. Add hot milk mixture to eggs slowly, stirring constantly. Do not whisk or custard will have a great deal of foam on the surface. Skim foam from custard. Strain custard over bread and chocolate. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow custard to soak into bread.

Scoop bread pudding into muffin pans and place one chocolate chip in the center and bake for about 30 minutes, until custard is set and brioche is golden.