As you read in previous blogs we have an abundance of bananas and they all seem to ripen at the same time. So the challenge is coming up with different recipes to use. Back in the States making banana pudding can be as simple as going to your local grocery store and picking up banana pudding , a box of Nilla Vanilla wafers and of course bananas. In our area on the coast, even in the larger stores like Supermaxi, you will not find the boxed pudding nor the vanilla wafers. The easy part is the bananas, though John may disagree since he’s the one that has to dislodge the large bunch of bananas and carry them to our house. One word of warning, the juice from the stalks will permanently stain your clothes.
One of our daughter’s favorite restaurants in the US is Golden Corral and it is not because of the large selection of entrees. Carrie goes specifically for their banana pudding. After tasting a small spoonful , I have to say this tasted exactly like that scrumtious dessert. I hope you will give this a try, it will certainly satisfy that “food memory”.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat together until fluffy : 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar
Beat in : 1 egg and 1 TBS vanilla
Add: 1 1/3 cup flour, 3/4 tsp. Baking Powder and 1/4 tsp. salt
Ungreased cookie sheet, drop a teaspoon of dough 2 inches apart. Bake 12 – 15 minutes until edges of cookies are golden brown.
Sorry, no pictures since they’re already in the pudding 🙂
3 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 egg yolks , beaten
3 TBS butter
2 tsp. vanilla
3 – 6 bananas depending on size
Scald milk in medium size pot…Combine sugar, flour and salt…Gradually add to milk…On medium heat stir constantly until thickened.
Cook two minutes more. Mix some of the hot mixture into the eggs, then add the egg mixture to the pot. Cook one minute more.
Remove from heat, mix in the butter and vanilla. Let cool to lukewarm.
Layer bottom of bowl with wafers and then a layer of sliced bananas. Pour in half the pudding then repeat the layer of wafers and bananas. Pour remaining pudding over top. Refrigerate and chill.
Our friends David, Libby and Gerri are coming to dinner tonight. Can you guess what we’re having for dessert ? Yum !
Life is good in Ecuador!