Banana Pudding – attempt no. 1


Banana pudding recipe
An old fashioned southern recipe of my great grandmother’s.

This is another recipe of my great grandmother’s. It came out pretty good, but not perfect. My first mistake was using a bowl that was too large for the recipe. I think it calls for a deep, glass pie dish? But to my defense, it was all I had. I plan to re-do this with the correct container – or at least something close to it.

The other thing I did wrong was I put in too many vanilla wafers.

“There’s no such thing,” you say? Well, you may be right. It still tastes pretty good. I think I would like a little more pudding and a little less wafer, though.

I also elected to make the meringue, even though I don’t really care for it. I may try my hand at whipped cream next time. I bet it has more flavor.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything due to the holidays, as well as a few migraine issues. But the good news is, I’m on a new medicine which is preventing the headaches in the first place. After 25 years of agony, I seem to be headache-free. So, YEA!

Soutern banana pudding
My great grandmother’s recipe card of banana pudding.

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla wafers
5 or 6 ripe bananas

Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large pot. Stir in milk and cook until thickened. Beat eggs, and add a cup of hot milk to them. Then pour all back into the pot and cook about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Line casserole dish with wafers, top with bananas, then a layer of custard. Continue to layer with wafers, bananas and custard.

Can use 3 egg yolks in custard, then after putting layers in casserole, beat egg whites, add 1/4 cup sugar. Pile on top of pudding and bake at 425 degrees about 5 minutes.


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