I decided for the 4th to have a good ole American favorite dessert...banana pudding! This time with an updated twist as my hubby prefers no meringue. Unfortunately, I did not get a photo before it was all consumed. It certainly was easy to make, then chilled, and cool on the palette for a hot July 4th. It brought back childhood memories..delicious!
Mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Combine milk and egg yolks and stir well; add to flour mixture along with butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whip. When thickened (or starts to boil), remove from heat. Add vanilla.
Line the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish with the first layer of vanilla wafers; top with sliced bananas. Cover with half of the cooked custard. Repeat with a layer of cookies and sliced bananas. Top with remaining custard.
Add chopped nuts to top of pudding. Microwave the caramel sauce for approximately 30 seconds. Drizzle top of the banana pudding with the caramel sauce. Store in refrigerator until chilled. Serve.