Saturday, December 26, 2009

Banana Pudding .

Remember that banana pudding your grandmother made? Not the one that started with a box of Jell-o instant pudding...nothing against Jell-o (there's lots in my cabinet)...but that creamy pudding that melted in your mouth...the kind that shut you up 'cause if you opened your mouth to talk some of the goodness might escape? Remember that? Here 'tis.

4 whole eggs, separated
2/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 bananas sliced
vanilla wafers
5 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat 4 egg yolks slightly. Add sugar, salt and cornstarch. Add mixture to milk. Cook in saucepan, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add vanilla extract.

Layer vanilla wafers and bananas in 8 inch square baking dish. Stand vanilla wafers up around the sides of the dish. Pour pudding over vanilla wafers and bananas.

Make meringue by beating egg whites until frothy and add 5 tablespoons granulated sugar. Beat until stiff and add vanilla extract. Spread on top of pudding and bake in slow oven 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown on tips.

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