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)
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.