Banana Pudding – a Southern Dessert

Banana Pudding

 

When we go out to our favorite BBQ place, I always get super excited because of their dessert. Don’t get me wrong – the meat is excellent and the side dishes are great but the best thing you can get there is and remains the banana pudding.

For those of you who don’t know this Southern delicacy, here is a brief description: banana pudding is kind of a trifle, so a sweet dessert with many delicious layers. The first one is a vanilla custard with whipped cream as well as mashed bananas, for the next one a lot of people add (well, I don’t) extra slices of banana and lastly, there are vanilla wafers in crumbles or whole, crunchy cookies which are available in every supermarket around here.

 

Together, all these ingredients form up a dish that makes me rave about. Banana pudding is a great summer dessert that tastes wonderfully light, even so it’s definitely not.

If you feel like trying banana pudding now, let me say something about the recipe in advance. This is the fancy version, in which I have replaced the vanilla custard with crème pâtissière and baked the vanilla wafers myself. It’s a lot of fun to do that and absolutely worth the effort. But sometimes we all have no time, so it’s perfectly legitimate to purchase those ingredients. Don’t be afraid to use the vanilla wafers from the pack and an instant custard mix.

Let me know if you guys like this banana pudding and whether you are as addicted to it as I am. Happy feasting, dear ones!

 

Banana Pudding

 

INGREDIENTS

6 portion – preparation time 15 min (+ 1 hour cooling time)

3 ripe bananas

35 vanilla wafers (one recipe)

12 oz crème pâtissière (one recipe)

7 fl oz whipping cream

PREPARATION

Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Put three large tablespoons in a bowl and put it in the fridge.

Mash the bananas roughly with a fork. Add them as well as the rest of the cream to the crème pâtissière and stir.

Put the vanilla wafers in a plastic bag and roll over them with the rolling pin until the cookies are roughly crumbled.

Layer one third of the crumbs in six glasses or in a large glass bowl. Spread half of the banana-cream-crème over it. Fill in the next third of the crumbs. Add another layer of banana-cream-crème and top everything with the rest of the cooled whipped cream. Garnish with the last third of the cookie crumbs.

Leave to cool for approx. 1 hour. Consume on the same day.

 

Here is a version of the recipe you can easily print. Enjoy!

Banana Pudding - a Southern Dessert

08/07/2018
: 6 portions
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 35 vanilla wafers
  • 12 oz crème pâtissière
  • 7 fl oz whipping cream
Directions
  • Step 1 Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Put three large tablespoons in a bowl and put it in the fridge.
  • Step 2 Mash the bananas roughly with a fork. Add them as well as the rest of the cream to the crème pâtissière and stir.
  • Step 3 Put the vanilla wafers in a plastic bag and roll over them with the rolling pin until the cookies are roughly crumbled.
  • Step 4 Layer one third of the crumbs in six glasses or in a large glass bowl. Spread half of the banana-cream-crème over it. Fill in the next third of the crumbs. Add another layer of banana-cream-crème and top everything with the rest of the cooled whipped cream. Garnish with the last third of the cookie crumbs.
  • Step 5 Leave to cool for approx. 1 hour. Consume on the same day.

 

Banana Pudding