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Wed, Aug. 26th, 2009, 11:16 am
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding w/a twist

If I have two or three bananas starting to get old, along with a chunk of extra energy, I tend to make banana bread. Last night, I had four bananas and a heap of laziness. What to do? I found this recipe for old fashioned banana pudding and tweaked it to use up some things I had in the house. The resulting mess looked unappetizing but tasted like pure heaven. Here's my recipe:

Jadxia's Banana Pudding

1 HEAPING TBSP. flour (really closer to 2 Tbsp.)
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs

1 3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. cold coffee (leftover in the pot from the morning)

1 tsp. butter (appx.)
1 vanilla bean contents

graham crackers, crumbled (or Nilla wafers)

Directions
In cold saucepan, combine flour and sugar. Add eggs, mix well. Turn on burner and slowly add milk and coffee, a little at a time, stirring constantly. After mix thickens, add butter and vanilla to taste. (Personally, I had cut up the whole vanilla bean and stirred it into the mix until all the goodness was in the pan).

Mash up the banana and mix in a bowl with the graham crackers. Pour the contents of the saucepan into the bowl and mix (fishing out the vanilla bean if you've likewise dumped it into the pot), then throw in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Obviously, if you are trying for a pretty presentation, use only white sugar and maybe replace coffee with more milk. Then layer thinly cut slices of banana with graham crackers/vanilla wafers neatly before pouring the sauce over it (don't stir). Sprinkle with extra crushed graham crackers or wafers. That is pretty much the original recipe, which can be found at MyWoodenSpoon.com

Either way, it is super yum!