Thanksgiving is just around the corner on Thursday Nov. 24, and for many who participate in this holiday, there is an excitement regarding the foods that they will enjoy at the dinner table.
Thanksgiving dessert is sometimes overlooked after the family fills up with fabulous dinner food. For something sweet, light and incredible after dinner, banana pudding is the dessert to try. It’s very easy to make and takes only about 30 minutes.
If families are looking for a collaborative dessert that’s fun to make for parents and children, then pudding is that dish. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive: eggs, sugar, flour, salt, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla wafers and bananas. The texture of the pudding and whip cream is soft like marshmallows. The pudding smoothly and comfortably enriches the palate.
Mixed with the vanilla wafer cookie, the concoction perfectly blends the taste of vanilla and banana. The crunch of the wafer cookie is at first not expected, but makes the banana pudding experience feel complete, satisfying and worthwhile.
Creating the dish is simple. Follow the directions by whisking together sugar, flour, salt, vanilla extract and eggs into a saucepan. Stir those four ingredients constantly, then combine with milk; this should take about 10 minutes until the mixture thickens into a rich pudding.
Next, spread a layer of pudding into a baking dish, followed by a layer of vanilla wafers. After the vanilla wafers have been added, the next step is to add thin cut banana slices, placing them on top of the wafers; followed by the remainder of the pudding. If you still have wafers, banana slices and extra pudding, repeat the layering process.
The last step is to cover the dish and refrigerate it for about 20 minutes so it can cool. After 20 minutes of cooling– add some whip cream, and the banana pudding is ready to eat.
Banana pudding has become a staple in American desserts, according to seriousseats.com. The dessert originally was a southern icon, but its popularity has spread throughout the country, becoming a crowd pleaser.