The typical Monday on Lively Happenings opens with a post about dinners for the upcoming week. This week will be different than most weeks. I am going to be in East TN for part of the week, Neal has a company dinner another night, and we are only going to have one dinner together at home these upcoming weekdays. Thus, I instead wanted to share with you one of my absolute favorite desserts.
Neal's family makes the best banana pudding ever! Okay, so honestly, I hadn't had banana pudding until meeting his family, but now I am completely addicted.
I am obsessed with his family's banana pudding! It's so creamy, so sweet, so warm, so rich, such a decadent dessert! To top it off, it's easy to make!
Homemade Banana Pudding
2 Cups milk
1 Cup sugar
1 T butter
3 eggs - split the yolk from the whites
3 T flour
1 box vanilla wafers
1 t vanilla extract
2 T sugar
3 egg whites from the eggs that are split
In a sauce pan, combine the the milk, egg yellows, sugar, and flour on low-medium heat until thick and pudding-like. Stir constantly and do not let it burn!
In an 8X8 pan, layer 1/2 the box of wafers, one and a half bananas sliced, half the pudding. Then add another layer of the remaining ingredients.
Beat egg whites with 2 T sugar and the vanilla extract until they are fluffy and form 'peaks' when you drag them up with a spoon. Place this on the top of the banana pudding layers.
Place the pudding in the oven at 350 degrees until the top of the whipped mix is brown.