I found this recipe when I decided to go back to making banana pudding from scratch. We’ve gotten so bad about preservatives and things, we really thought we’d give this a try. I’ve made it twice and don’t think I’ll go back to making it with pudding mix again. It’s easier than I thought it would be and the taste is incredible.
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 3 cups milk, low fat or whole
* 3 large egg yolks
* 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* vanilla wafer cookies
* 3 to 4 bananas, ripe but firm
* sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and flour; stir to blend. Slowly stir in milk until smooth. Pour into the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
2. Cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken.
3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks; gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the slightly thickened hot milk mixture.
4. Return egg mixture to the double boiler, stir in the vanilla and butter, and continue whisking and cooking until well thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
5. In a 2-quart serving dish, make a layer of vanilla wafers then sliced banana.
6. Spoon some of the pudding over the banana layer then layer more vanilla wafers and banana slices, topping with more pudding. Serve with whipped cream topping.
7. Garnish each serving with a few slices of banana if desired.
Now, I don’t make meringue typically but this would be a good time to do so. Mine’s just always been egg whites, a little sugar. I add a little cream of tartar to my meringue to make it rise well. Then some sugar. But I did find directions on how to make meringue. Adding the link below.