June 30, 2011

MOSTLY MADE FROM SCRATCH BANANA PUDDING (a 3 banana difficulty)


There is just something special about Banana Pudding and it's about time that 'this monkey' posted a Banana Pudding recipe.  I like to call this the "Made from Scratch (except for the Vanilla Wafers)" Banana Pudding.  Let's get started!


Salt not pictured

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 c Sugar
3 T Flour
1/4 t Salt
3 c Milk (Whole or 2%)
4 Eggs
3 T Unsalted Butter (cut into 3-4 pieces)
1-2 t Vanilla Extract
70 Vanilla Wafers (about a box) - reserve about 10-15 for topping
5 Ripe, but Firm Bananas (sliced)
Whipped Cream (optional)

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED:
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Liquid Measuring Cup
Large Bowl
Large Spoon
Knife
Whisk
Medium Sauce Pan

WHAT YOU DO:
1.  Mix the Sugar, Flour, & Salt together in the Sauce Pan


2.  Slowly Stir in 3 c Milk, then Heat over Medium Heat
3.  Thoroughly Whisk in 4 Eggs & Add the 3 T of Butter

4.  Stir constantly while heating over Medium Heat until the mixture begins to thicken (about 15-20 min, so be patient and start steps 5 & 6).


5.  Thinly Slice the Bananas.  I'll stir, then slice 1 banana, then repeat until all bananas are sliced.

6.  For the topping, Crumble 10-15 Wafers gently between 2 stackable bowls/plates or between plastic wrap using a rolling pin or bottle.  Be sure to continue stirring from #4 as needed

7.  Mix the Remaining Wafers & Banana Slices together. 


8.  After the mixture finally begins to thicken, vigorously stir while bringing to a simmer & Cook for 1 min.
9.  Remove from heat, then Stir in the Vanilla Extract

10.  Pour the Liquid into the Large Bowl over the Bananas/Wafers making sure all Banana pieces are submerged.  Top with Wafer Crumbles, then cover with plastic wrap pressing directly onto the surface.

11.  Refrigerate AT LEAST 6 hours, but overnight is better!

12.  Enjoy your Banana Pudding!


That's it!  'Anymonkeycan' make this Banana Pudding.  Just be sure to be patient in #4 and allow the mixture to thicken.  Also, in #7 you could meticulously layer the Wafers & Bananas, but I prefer Entropy!!  I can take or leave the whipped cream.  It is that good!

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