We have been to Walt Disney World many, many times but until this visit we had never eaten at ‘Ohana. It is now on our list of “must do” dining for every trip in the future. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the price is right. BUT – let’s get to the star of this article, the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding dessert.
I’m not, by nature, a dessert person and generally the only one I eat at Walt Disney World is the Grapefruit Cake at the Hollywood Brown Derby (yummy by the way). Actually, if the bread pudding hadn’t been included with the meal I would not have considered ordering it and that would have been a gastronomic tragedy!!! When they bring it to your table, don’t let it sit there, scarf it down!!!
I’m including the recipe below, including the bread recipe. You can use French bread instead of the Breakfast Bread but I’m afraid it wouldn’t quite be the same. The details of texture, flavor, sweetness etc. can be summed up in one word – DREAMY!!!! It is the perfect finishing touch to an excellent meal and will leave you smiling as you walk out the door!!
Here are the recipes:
‘OHANA BREAD PUDDING:
3 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup sugar
8 cups french or ‘Ohana breakfast bread (scroll down to recipe)
1. In bowl mix eggs, milk , salt, sugar and nutmeg. Set aside.
2. Cut bread in medium pieces, place on cookie sheet pan put in 350 degree oven.
3. Bake bread until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes. Remove bread and place in egg and milk mixture.
4. Place mixture in a greased 10-inch cake pan and bake at 325 degree for 1 hour.
5. Let stand 5 minutes, serve hot with ice cream.
BANANA FOSTER SAUCE
4 oz sugar
4 oz brown sugar
4 oz corn syrup
4 oz unsalted butter
1cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1cup spiced rum
1cup banana slices
1. Combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and half of heavy cream in a large pan. Bring to a boil and slowly add remaining heavy cream keeping mixture at a steady boil.
2. Add spiced rum and flambe.
3. Candy will brown slightly; cook 3 minutes until candy forms into a firm ball in cold water. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add sliced bananas. Serve warm.
‘OHANA BREAKFAST BREAD:
1 3/4 C. Water
1 Egg Yolk
2 T. Shortening
4 1/2 C. High Gluten Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 C Sugar
1 T. Instant Yeast
1 C. Crushed pineapple
1 C. Unsweetened coconut
1 C. Sugar
2 T. Cornstarch
1. Combine pineapple and coconut in bowl.
2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in separate bowl and mix well.
3. Add sugar and cornstarch mixture into pineapple and coconut mixture and mix well.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
1. Combine all ingredients in order of recipe in mixing bowl, and mix with dough hook until
dough picks up on hook and the sides of the mixing bowl is clean.
2. Let dough rise until it doubles in size.
3. Roll out dough onto a floured surface until it is 2 inches thick.
4. Next spread pineapple/coconut mixture over the top of the dough.
5. Fold dough into itself and place in a greased 9″ x 13″ cake pan.
6. Cut dough into pieces with a pizza cutter and spread out cut pieces evenly in cake pan.
7. Let dough rise in warm oven (110 degrees F) – about half way up the pan.
8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Let bread cool, cut and serve.
Yield 1 – 9″ x 13″ cake pan
Give it a try but above all DON’T FORGET THE ICE CREAM (vanilla works the best) As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
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