Friday, June 21, 2013

BANANA PUDDING FROM SCRATCH with or without rum

This is an old time family favorite, so I put the old fashioned recipe here as well as a newer adult version too
Take your pick or make a batch of both, just make sure to keep them labeled ;)

BANANA PUDDING FROM SCRATCH

1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. milk
4 separated eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla flavor
1 box of Nilla Vanilla Wafers
4 med. ripe bananas

Mix flour, salt, and sugar; add milk slowly. Stir constantly over low heat until thickened. Stir and cook for about 15 minutes. Beat egg yolks in bowl and stir into mixture slowly stirring constantly. Cook about 5 more minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Line bottom of casserole dish with vanilla wafers, bananas (sliced) and custard mixture. Repeat layers, ending with custard on top. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add 1/4 cup sugar; whip until it peaks. Spread on top of custard and bake in oven at 450 degrees for about 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and serve.
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and here's a recipe for the adults in the house who want a fine dessert
Banana Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla wafers
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup bourbon
1-1/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk
8 large egg yolks, beaten
2 teaspoons plus 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ripe bananas, sliced
1 cup plus 1/2 cup crumbled chocolate-covered toffee bars
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Place vanilla wafers in a shallow bowl and sprinkle with rum and bourbon. Set aside.

Combine 1-1/4 cups sugar, flour, salt, milk, egg yolks, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in top of a double boiler. Place over simmering water. (Do not let water boil or touch bottom of top pan.) Stir continuously until thick enough to heavily coat back of a metal spoon. Place top of double boiler in a bowl of ice water. Stir about 5 minutes to stop the cooking.

Layer half of vanilla wafers, half of bananas, half of custard and 1/2 cup crumbled toffee bars in an 8 by 12-inch glass baking dish. Repeat layers.

Whip cream, 1 Tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread whipped cream over pudding. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup crumbled toffee bars over top. Refrigerate before serving.

Serves: 10 - 12

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