I’m not much of a cook, but I love to bake! Earlier this year my sister gave me a brand new KitchenAid mixer that sat unopened in her kitchen since she got married four years ago. I don’t think she realized what she was missing out on because I have been using that mixer for everything. Aside from baking I have been using it a lot when I need to shred chicken, which is a neat little secret I learned from my friend Bri over at Our Savory Life.
Last night I decided to whip up a little banana pudding for a get-together I was hosting. I originally found the recipe at allrecipes.com, but I made a few adjustments of my own based on some of the recommendations I read in the reviews. This pudding is seriously so good. It is the perfect comfort food and a great dessert to make for a summer BBQ. The recipe only serves four, so you may have to double it if you are making it for a larger group.
I made individual servings using my grandma’s dishes and topped it off with homemade whipped cream. It was a hit!
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs yolks, beaten
1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies
1. Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a saucepan. Mix in the 4 beaten egg yolks, milk, and heavy whipping cream. Cook on low for about 9 minutes and consistently stir the pudding until it begins to thicken. Once the pudding begins to thicken, remove from the heat and add in the butter and vanilla. Continue to stir until the butter is melted.
2. Layer the vanilla wafers, bananas, and pudding in a serving dish. Let the pudding cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.
Homemade Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of sugar
1. Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 15 minutes.
2. Combine the sugar and the heaving cream in the chilled mixing bowl and whisk until the cream begins to thicken. Cool in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.