Monday, December 30, 2013

FoodQT: Banana Pudding Homemade

This dessert is such an old-fashioned comfort food. Banana pudding has been my husband ultimate go-to dessert, when it's in the fridge. If there's was a steak and potatoes and banana pudding hanging in the balance, unfortunately the meat would not win. There's many recipes to making banana pudding, I can up with both a shortcut and the scratch recipe. I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as my family does.

Supply List:   Banana Pudding (old school)

For making pudding:

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges. In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into hot milk, a little at a time, stirring to dissolve. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into serving dishes. Chill before serving.

    Short cut:  2 packets of instant vanilla pudding

    Banana Cream Pudding:

    1 box of vanilla wafers
    1/4 - 1/2 cup of creme of banana liqueur
    Vanilla Pudding 3-4 cups
    3 bananas (sliced into coins) no brown spots
    2 teaspoons of lime juice
    1 teaspoon of sugar
    1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
    1/4 cup of sugar

    1.  Start by putting you're bananas in a small bowl, cover in lime and teaspoon of sugar. Give it a swirl and set aside for 10 minutes.

    2. On a cookie sheet, add wafers and drench in banana liqueur.  Let marinate for 10-15 minutes. 

    3.  In the blender, add heavy cream and 1/4 cup of sugar.  Put of setting "whip" for 30sec.- 1 min. Set aside, until banana cream is ready for topping.

    To arrange,  start in deep bowl with a little bit of pudding , so wafers don't move around. Add a layer of vanilla pudding, then a layer of bananas.  Continue with layer until the very last layer. To finish off, Add whipped topping and enjoy!

    Whether you try out the scratch version or the shortcut, the homemade topping is what makes the pudding the best. Try it out and enjoy!

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