Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Banh Chuoi Nuong (Vietnamese Banana Cake)

The Amazing Race's pit stop in Vietnam
this recipe

  • 1.25 lbs ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 7 slices of sandwich bread

  1. Slice the banana diagonally and sprinnkle with half the sugar. Cook the remaining sugar in coconut milk until dissolved, then add the vanilla. Remove crusts from the bread. Soak the bread in the sweetened coconut milk.
  2. Butter a 12-inch non stick pan. Arrange a layer of banana on the bottom of the pan. Cover with a layer of bread, then another layer of bananas, another bread layer, and then finish with a layer of bananas, another bread layer, and then finish with a layer of bananas. Drizzle the remaining butter over the top, then cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 1 hour.
  3. Rest for 12 hours before cutting.

Notes: This bread pudding-like dessert was really easy and quick! I assembled this dish in a pie pan, and I only had one layer of bread and two layers of bananas. It tastes much better than it looks.

Liz's Rating: 8.5/10
Tim's Rating: 8.5/10


HaveShoesWillTravel said...

That looks good and easy!

weezermonkey said...

Ooh, yummy! If you're ever interested in making authentic Vietnamese food, I highly recommend checking out my friend's blog, Wandering Chopsticks. I think it's the best Vietnamese recipe blog on the entire web.

Anonymous said...

I am super intrigued by this recipe! Bread pudding in cake form...yum.

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for sharing this! We just made my dad a Vietnamese feast for his birthday and this would have been a great dessert!

10yearstogether said...

I'm starring this - looks like something even I can do! Yum!

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I love it! because this is a recipe my grandmother used to make, that's the reason I like to find out different recipes made of bananas.m10m