As a mother of two boys, it warms my heart when they enjoy something I cook! Banana pudding is one of their favorite! This time tested recipe is even sweeter now because my mother, their "Nanna" loved it so! She is no longer with us, but I never hear them ask me to make "Nanna Puddin'" that I don't think of her!
Gradually increase heat. Bring to slow boil, stirring constantly with spatula.
When spatula begins to coat, remove from heat.
Put in pan of cold water, and cool completely. When cool, add 1 tsp. of vanilla, stirring in well.
When cool, layer 2 quart casserole dish with wafers, bananas and pudding. Repeat layers.
Top with stiff meringue. (Use electric mixer to beat egg whites and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 6 tsp. sugar one at a time into whites. Beat with mixer at medium to high speed until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue onto top layer of pudding.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 5 - 10 minutes until meringue is lightly browned.
Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers (if there is any!)