Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
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4 egg yolks(save whites for meringue)
vanilla wafers or graham crackers
1Blend sugar and flour together in a 4 qt. pan.
2Add milk and whisk with sugar mixture.
3Cook over medium low heat stirring frequently to prevent sticking or scorching.
4Beat egg yolks in a 2 cup measure. Add hot milk mixture to the eggs to temper and pour back into pan.
5Stir constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly. It should coat a spoon.(I prefer a wooden spoon).
6Add vanilla and stir well.
7In a 3-4 quart casserole dish layer vanilla wafers, then a layer of sliced bananas. Layer custard on top of this. Repeat layering until custard is the last layer.(It usually takes me 2-3 layers).
8Prepare meringue using egg whites and about 1/4 cup of additional sugar. When meringue beats into stiff peaks spread over custard.
9Bake at 375 degrees until meringue is golden about 15 minutes.
10Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers if there are any.
Originally Posted: Tue, Jul 24, 2012