Friday, November 4, 2011
Yummy Desserts, Part 1
November is here, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. For the next few weeks, I'll be sharing recipes from my latest book, Killer Sweet Tooth." You might want to try a couple for the big day.
Here's the first one:
Pat Tolbert's Banana Pudding
3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
dash of salt
3 eggs, separated
3 cups milk (can use evaporated milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 12-ounce box of vanilla wafers
6 medium bananas
Combine flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and salt in heavy saucepan. Beat egg yolks and milk, mixing well. Stir in dry ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and add one teaspoon vanilla. Let pudding cool some before putting together. Layer about 1/3 of vanilla wafers in the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Slice 2 bananas over them and pour 1/3 of custard over; continue to layer, repeat twice. Beat egg whites until foamy (should be at room temperature). Gradually add remaining sugar and beat to stiff peaks. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread meringue over custard, sealing to edge of dish. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes. Yields 8-10 servings.
Let me know if you try Pat Tolbert's Banana Pudding!