Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Banana Pudding and Politicking

I've been busy lately and haven't done a good job of keeping up with blogs, etc... This is a quick catch-all post.

Several of you asked for my recipe for banana pudding after I confessed to making a half dozen last Thursday. I have to be honest and admit that I learned how to make banana pudding from the back of a Nabisco Vanilla Wafer box. Here are my directions.


6-7 ripe bananas (pick ones that have brown spots, but about a day from becoming soft)
3 eggs
¾ cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 cups mile


Separate three eggs, set aside the whites

In a double boiler, add three beaten yokes, ½ cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of flour and two cups of milk. Stir constantly (I use a wire egg beater and beat the yokes into the rest of the ingredients). When the pudding gets thick (8-10 minutes), remove from heat and add a good squirt (around a tablespoon) of vanilla. Mix well.

Turn the oven on at 350 degrees.

In a glass 2 quart casserole bowl, spread a layer of pudding. Then place a layer of vanilla wafers and a layer of banana slices (1/3 of an inch thick). Add 1/3 of the pudding. Do this three times, till you have filled the casserole bowl.

Take the eggs whites and begin to mix on high, slowly adding ¼ cup of sugar. Mix for 3-5 minutes, till peaks form, and then coat the top of the pudding.
Bake for 15 minutes. It’s okay warm, but I like mine cold so as soon as it’s cool, I put it into the refrigerator.


On an unrelated topic, did you see Hillary this weekend the Marker’s Mark distillery… Did you see all those oak barrels behind her? Now that’s what I call real politicking! I wanted to find a picture off the net so Nevada Jack could write a post, but I couldn’t find the picture shown on TV.


  1. Your recipe comes at the time time. I have too many bananas and was thinking what to with those! Today I will make banana puddings. (I truly detest cooking!)


  2. Oh wow. I can be real Southern now.
    Thanks :)

  3. I love to eat it, but I have never made it. Now I will!

  4. 2 cups mile?! What is mile and judging from the comments, why does it seem everyone else knows what that is but me?

  5. I saw a video clip of her on an assembly line and picking a bottle out before setting it behind her on a table.... that already contained three or four other bottles of the stuff!

  6. Thanks, Sage! Since we have to buy the wafers anyway, it helps to have the recipe in two places. I'll print yours anyway just in case I can't find the same brand here in "Little Havana." ;)

  7. The photo is worthy of a food magazine. Unfortunately, I've never been a pudding fan, although my kids love it. That Nabisco recipe is a classic.


  8. gautami: Banana pudding doesn't sound very Indian--I love Indian food (especially the bread) and don't get to eat it very often

    Pia, yeah, just be sure to draw out your words

    Kenju, let us know how it turns out

    Murf, my old proof reader... make that milk. BTW, I've tried this with soy milk and it ain't as good!

    Ed, I liked the photo of the barrels, I've been to political rallys where there was whiskey, but never that much!

    Scarlet, let us know how your pudding turns out

    Sherman, it is a classic--I ate it as a kid! I'm not a big pudding fan, this being my main exception. Sometimes when hiking I'll eat pudding too (instant pudding, powder milka nnd cold spring water and a ziplock bag)

  9. That sounds good! I'm not too much of a pudding fan, but my grandpa is, so maybe I'll make him that for Father's Day instead of cookies :)

  10. sounds yummy! I use a recipe I got off the food network from Richard Jones, who has a restaurant in Queens. It's really, really good

  11. It seems like everyone I know almost is having trouble included. Too much to do! The naner pudding sounds delicious!

  12. To quote the ever obnoxious Rachel Ray. "That looks Yummo"