This was my first attempt at homemade pudding…and I think it turned out very well. I have had the pleasure of enjoying Paula’s Banana Pudding at The Lady and Sons in Savannah so I thought this would be a fun treat.
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter cut into 4 pieces
3 medium bananas sliced thin
Mix together sugar and flour and slowly add milk. This should be cooked on top of a double boiler, but you can cook it over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens (which takes a while)– do not leave unattended. Slightly beat yolks and temper with a small amount of hot custard; stir well. Add egg mixture to custard pot and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Let cool. In a 8×8 casserole dish, alternate pudding, bananas and wafers, beginning with pudding and ending with pudding. Refrigerate until cool.
Whip cream with vanilla and confectioners sugar until firm. Spread on pudding and return to refrigerator. Enjoy cold.