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Birthday Banana Pudding

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • Vanilla wafers
  • 6-7 bananas in thin slices

To prepare this recipe:

In the top of a double boiler, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat until milk is hot. To temper the egg yolks, add a cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks, whisking as you pour to avoid scrambling the eggs. Return the egg/milk mixture to the double boiler, whisking as you pour. Stir frequently until custard begins to thicken and will coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is melted. Cover the bottom of a casserole with a thick layer of vanilla wafers. Cover the cookies with a layer of thinly sliced bananas. Pour the custard over the cookies and bananas, covering them completely. Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap placed directly on the custard to avoid the formation of a "skin" on top of the custard. Chill thoroughly before serving.

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