Banana Pudding


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for topping
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Banana slices for garnish
  • mint sprigs for garnish
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 egg yolks
  • dash of salt
This is the classic southern style banana pudding.

  • Combine the sugar salt and flour and blend well.
  • Slowly add milk and cream and mix well until smooth.
  • Pour into the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
  • Whisk frequently,  until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture.
  • Return egg mixture to the double boiler and stir in the vanilla and butter.
  • Continue whisking and cooking until well thickened.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a 2 quart baking dish make a layer of vanilla wafers then sliced banana.
  • Spoon some of the pudding over the bananas then layer more vanilla wafers and banana slices.
  • Top with more pudding.
  • Serve topped with whip cream.
  • Garnish with a few slices of banana and a sprig of mint if  desired.

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