Sunday, April 4, 2010

banana pudding with vanilla wafers

 Banana Pudding

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk
3 large egg yolks
3 T butter
2 t vanilla
1 banana

1. Combine sugar, salt and flour in a bowl and stir.
2. Slowly add the milk, stirring until smooth.
3. Cook in a double boiler, over simmering water
4. Whisk frequently until the mixture begins to thicken
5. Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl
6. Gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture
7. Add the egg mixture back into the double boiler
8. Stir in the vanilla and butter
9. Continue whisking and cooking until mixture reaches desired thickness
10. Separate about 1 cup of the mixture and blend with the banana.
11. Combine banana mixture with vanilla mixture.
12. Set aside to cool

We put the pan in the freezer because Nate did not want to eat warm pudding. It took a long time to cool, maybe 45 minutes. We stirred it every few minutes so it didn't get lumpy. 

Also, if you don't like bananas and just want vanilla pudding, that was what the original recipe was for, so you should be able to just leave step 10 and 11 out. 

And don't worry, this wasn't at all like the normal cooked pudding (at least what I'm used to) there was no yucky layer of skin on the top.

Vanilla Wafers

2 T vanilla
1 cup softened butter 
2 and 2/3 cup flour
2 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 t baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 t salt

1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl
2. Beat in eggs and vanilla 
3. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) in a bowl
4. Add this to the egg mixture
5. Drop by tbsp full (about 2 inches apart) on the baking sheet
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (or until edges are golden brown)
7. Place on a wire rack to cool

Nate said if we do this again he'll probably add more vanilla, because they pretty much turned out to be like sugar cookies. But they were still really good. He cooked them a little extra too so they were more crispy because we wanted to dip them in the pudding. 

And this made a huge batch of cookies, so if you didn't want as many, you might be able to cut the recipe in half.

This recipe took quite a while for us, especially with the cooling of the pudding. But we'll probably make it again sometime and be quicker at it, since we'll know more what to do.

We also cut up some bananas and put them in the pudding while we were eating it. It turned out delicious.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, not only were you cooking but you were cooking a lot. You made so many things from scratch. That is awesome.


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