Posted by: mahlbrandt | July 25, 2008

Nilla Banana Pudding

Neither a List nor a Rant, it’s a Just for Fun post for Friday:

Nilla Banana Pudding Recipe
(This the the real deal, Southern-style goodness. None of that boxed pudding crap.)

SERVES 12 , 1 pudding (change servings and units)

Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup flour
1 dash salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
45 vanilla wafers, divided
5 ripe bananas, sliced (about 3-1/2 cups)

Directions
1 MIX 1/2 cup of the sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
2 Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk.
3 Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
4 Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
5 RESERVE 10 of the wafers for garnish.
6 Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1-1/2-quart baking dish; cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers and sliced bananas.
7 Pour about 1/3 of the remaining custard over bananas.
8 Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard.
9 BEAT egg whites on high speed of electric mixer until soft peaks form.
10 Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff but not dry.
11 Spoon over custard; spread evenly to cover entire surface of custard and sealing well to edge.


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