Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano’s 46 locations nationwide offer lunch, dinner, delivery and carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions are also available at select restaurants. Maggiano’s is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano’s, Brinker owns and operates Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Maggiano's Little Italy Recipe
1 1/2 cups brioche bread, diced 1 inch
3 tablespoons butter, melted
8 oz brownies, 1/2 inch pieces
1 very ripe banana, mashed
2 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup superfine sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss cubed bread in melted butter and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until light golden. Let cool. Mash bananas and put in mixing bowl. Add cubed brownie pieces and cooled bread cubes. In a separate, clean, dry container, mix half-and-half, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon with whisk and pour over bread mixture in bowl. Mix together lightly and let set for 15 minutes. Spray a 2 quart oven-proof dish with nonstick spray. Fill pans evenly with soaked bread and cover with two pieces of plastic wrap and two pieces of foil. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight
Bake in water bath at 350 degrees for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Check to see if custard is cooked through. Should read 155 degrees at the center using an instant-read thermometer. Allow pudding to set for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce.