This recipe is the best I have every tasted. I have taken this pudding to any summer function and everyone wants to know WHO MADE THE NANA PUDDIN!!!!! My husband Loves this so much and says he loves me for making it!!!
1In a 2 qt saucepan on low heat combine milk, sugar, flour, salt , and egg yolks. Turn heat to medium and whisk constantly until it thickens. (Don't walk away because it may scorch) Take off the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.
2In a 9x9 in casserole dish layer a generous portion of wafer cookies, then top with a generous portion of sliced bananas (2 1/2) run them even up the sides of the dish, then top with half of the custard and then more wafers, and the other (2 1/2 ) bananas, and then the last of the custard.
3In a separate glass bowl ( make sure it is grease free)
beat on high with wire whisks beaters the 4 egg whites,
and cream of tartar till fluffy (also make sure your whites are room temp. with no trace of yolk in them they will whip up perfect if you follow these steps)
slowly add the sugar, and vanilla once the peaks form.
4Place the meringue on top of the custard run it to the edges of the pan ( this prevents your meringue from weeping) Bake in a 350 degree oven 10 to 15 mins. or till your meringue is nice and brown.