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My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« on: May 20, 2011, 08:53:20 AM »
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This was requested elsewhere and so I thought I'd post it here as well.



I should add that while the recipe doesn't say this, I make it at least half a day ahead of time so that it has time to get cold. I personally can't stand it hot but I've served it to people who wanted theirs microwaved and so to each his own.

For something a bit different, you can substitute the bananas with peaches, strawberries or a mix of the three.

BANANA PUDDING


INGREDIENTS

3/4 cups sugar; 3 tablespoon flour; Dash of salt; 1 whole egg; 3 eggs, separated; 2 cups milk; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; vanilla wafers; 5 or 6 medium- sized, fully ripe bananas, thinly sliced.

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar, the flour and salt in top of a double boiler. Beat in 1 whole egg and 3 egg yolks, stir in milk. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly until thickened, about five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

2. Spread a small amount of the custard on bottom of a 1 1/2 quart baking
dish; cover with a layer of wafers and top-with a layer of bananas. Pour about 1/3 of the custard over banana slices. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make three layers of each, ending with the custard.
 
3. Beat 3 remaining egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until foamy white, gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. Swirl on top of pudding, covering entire top surface.

4. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes or until meringue is delicately browned.


And then it should look something like this.

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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 04:37:41 PM »
Quick question on the vanilla wafers.

vanilla wafer =

Not these wafers =


Just want to be sure. I want to whip one of these up in a couple of days.




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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 05:06:01 PM »
:)

Yeah, the first is much more along the lines of what you want to be aiming for.

What you have in that second pic looks like what we call waffles.

I don't know for sure but I'd be a bit surprised if you don't have Nabisco Vanilla Wafers over your way.

If you do, then that's exactly what you should be aiming for.

Please let me know how it turns out.  :-*
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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 05:15:17 PM »
Thanks for clarifying. :)

I was pretty sure you meant the first one's but wafer/waffle, can be like biscuits/cookies, so I wanted to be sure I was on the right thing.

Nabisco Vanilla Wafers should be available here, will add them to the shopping list.


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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 09:43:25 PM »
Thanks for the recipe McClean :)

I couldn't find any biscuits that matched what you use but I found Biscuit Sponge Fingers (unibic is the brand if any aussies are haveing trouble finding them) First time i've made my own custard too so thanks heaps.

The kids thought it was Delicious. It's definatly going on the cook again list. Thanks again  ;ao ;ao

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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 11:06:21 PM »
I must concur with my kids opinions, that was good!  ;ao



Before dinner tonight I was on skype to my mum when I mentioned what we were having for dessert, she wanted the recipe and was also going to make it tonight, being as quick and easy as it is.

Thanks McC.  :-*

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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 11:31:56 PM »
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Glad you all liked it.

Also, Pixie, that's a nice looking meringue.

I've seen people who could cook almost anything who couldn't manage to get a meringue to turn out.
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Re: My Grandmother's Banana Pudding.
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 01:54:27 AM »
Thanks McClean :)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 03:59:20 PM by Pixie »