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Banana pudding is a classic Southern dessert that has been around for centuries. The dish is made with ripe bananas, a creamy custard, and vanilla wafers.
The origin of banana pudding is unknown, but it is thought to have originated in the Caribbean. Bananas were brought to the Americas by Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. The first recorded recipe for banana pudding was in an 1879 cookbook, but the dish was likely being made before then.
Banana pudding became popular in the United States in the late 19th century. It was often served at church socials and potlucks. The dish was also a favorite of President Thomas Jefferson.
When making banana pudding, it is important to use ripe, spotty bananas for the best flavor. Also, make sure to mix the pudding mix and milk together completely before adding the other ingredients, so that the pudding doesn't end up lumpy. To ensure that the pudding sets properly, it is best to chill the pudding in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Lastly, it is important to top the pudding with a generous layer of whipped cream before serving for the perfect creamy and sweet finish.
Bananas in banana pudding are typically covered with a layer of either pudding or whipped cream before being served. This helps to keep them from turning brown by limiting their exposure to oxygen.
Ingredients: - 4 large bananas - 3/4 cup sugar - 1/3 cup all-purpose flour - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 2 cups milk - 2 tablespoons butter - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract - 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix - 2 cups heavy cream - 1 (11 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies, crushed Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Gradually stir in the milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. 3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla extract. Allow to cool slightly. 4. In a large bowl, combine the instant pudding mix, heavy cream, and pudding mixture. Mix together until smooth. 5. Arrange a single layer of vanilla wafer cookies in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with half of the banana slices. 6. Pour the pudding mixture over the bananas and cookies. Top with remaining banana slices. 7. Bake in
Banana pudding is popular in the South because it is a sweet and creamy dessert that is easy to make and can be served at any type of gathering. It is also a popular comfort food, and has a homey, nostalgic feel to it. It is often served at family dinners, holiday celebrations, and potluck dinners.
Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding is made of vanilla custard, Nilla Wafers, sliced bananas, and whipped cream.
Yellow bananas are best for making banana pudding because they are the ripest and sweetest.
Banana pudding is typically served cold.
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