Thursday, February 10, 2011
Banana Pudding (A Good Old Fashioned Recipe)
This recipe was standard fare in my house when I was growing up. I credit it to my Dad mainly because when my parents got married he was the primary cook until my mom learned. The story was told that when Dad asked her before they married, if she could cook, she replied "Sure, I can open a can as good as anybody else!"
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
3 Tbs flour
3 cups milk
Combine sugar and flour, add beaten egg yolks and milk, cook until thick, add 2 tsp vanilla. Pour over sliced bananas and vanilla wafers which have been layered in a large bowl. Top with Meringue made from 3 beaten egg whites to which ¼ c. sugar has been slowly added until stiff peaks form. Make sure to spread meringue to edges of bowl to seal. Put in oven at 350*F till meringue is golden brown.