Home made and a little more grown up, banana pudding. I don't like my deserts to be sooo sweet that you cannot taste the love you put into it.
Keyword Sweet things
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 4hours45minutes
heavy bottom pot
stand or hand mixer is helpful
food processor is helpful
1qthalf and half
2tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cuppowdered sugar
1boxvanilla waferskeep a few aside for garnish
1/4 tspground cinnamon
The banana part of it...
4medbananasmake sure they are ripe and super sweet
1/4 cuppowdered sugar
Gather your ingredients, along with a heavy bottom pot, and a whisk
Place eggs, sugar, corn starch and salt into your pot and whisk together.
Add your half and half and place on the stove over medium heat and whisk.
You will keep whisking and stirring to make sure the custard heats evenly, you will begin to see a bunch of bubbles as it starts to heat through.
It should take about 15 minutes, the custard will begin to thicken and I remove it as soon as I see the first boil bubble. Take off the heat and add your vanilla and butter and whisk.
Pour through a sieve, to make sure there are not curdled bits of egg. Making sure not to push through. ( I tap the edges to get as much through with out worrying about getting any scrambled eggy pieces in my custard)
Cool over an ice bath, preferably in a metal bowl stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes before covering with plastic wrap, placing the plastic wrap directly on the surface of the custard. Place in your fridge and completely cool for at least 4 hours.
After it cools and sets in the fridge, whip your cream. Add your whipping cream to your mixing bowl along with your powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until medium to stiff peaks. Fold into your custard.
Place your vanilla wafers (minus what you are using for garnish) into your food processor (or you can place into a ziplock bag and crush with your rolling pin) add your sugar, salt and cinnamon. Crush until crumbs.Add melted butter and mix until it looks like wet sand
The banana part of it
Add your whipping cream to your mixing bowl along with your powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until medium to stiff peaks.
slice up your bananas and start to build your banana pudding. Place a heaping tablespoon of crumbs onto the bottom of your chosen cup add a few slices of banana, add about a 1/4 cup of custard and repeat. Top with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer.
This is my go to vanilla custard. I use this recipe for the base of a bunch of other desserts. Cream puffs, napoleons, fruit tarts....