How To: Make traditional Southern banana pudding

Make traditional Southern banana pudding

In this segment of Fantastic Food, Scott Hargrove demonstrates making a traditional homemade southern banana pudding. If you are looking for pudding from a box, don't stop here! After pre-heating the oven to 425 degrees, he warms up a stainless steel pot. He adds tablespoons of butter, one cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, and two egg yolks into the pan. After stirring those ingredients together, he adds two cups of whole milk and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. He starts whisking the ingredients together with a stainless steel whisk. He continues whisking over medium heat as the mix starts to thicken. He whisks for about 10 minutes. Then he lines a 9 by 14 inch casserole dish with vanilla wafer cookies. He chops two peeled bananas into pieces about 1/4 of an inch thick and layers them on top of the vanilla wafer cookies. Then when the custard is thick and clings to the whisk, remove it from the heat and whisk in one teaspoon of vanilla. Pour half of the custard over the cookies and bananas in the casserole dish. Then chop two more peeled bananas and layer them on top of the custard. After layering the remaining custard on top of the ingredients in the casserole dish, make a meringue with two egg whites and 1/3 of a cup of sugar. Layer the meringue on top of the custard. Then place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for about four minutes until it is lightly brown. Cool the pudding. Enjoy!

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