Monday, 22 July 2013

Banana Pudding


I always go a little squirrely for mushy food, especially when it's mushy biscuits saturated in pudding, Cool Whip or Kahlua. So when a work colleague brought in a dish his wife had made with pudding and vanilla wafers, I had no other choice but to steal it out of the fridge, blame it on the cleaning staff and get the recipe for myself.

Folks, let me tell you: Banana Pudding can cause your wallet some serious damage. The reason? After you’re done eating the whole thing, you’ll need to get out the Sears catalogue and order some bigger slacks. Like one of my other caker faves, Pineapple Cream Cake, this dish needs to ferment for two to three days to get everything all squishy-like. Just make sure you put it in the fridge as fruit flies can be pesky little buggers.

Mrs. Hunter, the person I got this recipe from, writes a fashion blog called Style Forage. Being a fashion-forward guy myself (my summer mission is to bring back man clogs), I asked her if she’d help me come up with the top five caker fashions. I’ll post that on Friday, along with a trés chic reader contest!

Until then, keep eating.

1 6 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
Small box (3.4 oz) of instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups heavy whipping cream (see note)
One box of nilla wafers
4 bananas, sliced

Beat sweetened condensed milk and water in a bowl for about a minute. Add the pudding mix and continue beating for two more minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours, up to overnight. In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks have formed, then gently fold into chilled pudding mixture until fully combined. In large bowl or dish, layer wafers, bananas, pudding, layers, bananas, pudding.

Note: Just use a container of Cool Whip.

Source: Stylish Mrs. Hunter

15 comments:

  1. Holy cow, instant pudding made with sweetened condensed milk AND a tub o' Cool Whip. This makes my teeth ache just thinking about it!
    Banana pudding is a real Southern thing down here in the states, so you might as well start practicing your drawl while you're eating it.
    You picked a perfect time to make this, as Sears is having its annual sale on Toughskins.
    How's that man clog project coming? I didn't realize they ever went away, which just goes to show how chic I am...

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    1. I had to go and get some new teeth after I ate this, but some things in life are worth the dentures.
      I do a bang-on Southern drawl. Check this out:
      "Have some banana pudding, y'all."
      It's scary how good it is, right?
      Man clogs forever!

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    2. Oh mah Gawd... I'd swear you were Paula Deen- what a Southern accent!

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    3. Puddin', Brian, puddin'!

      Oh, and almost forgot--Banana Pudding Flambé.

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    4. Sorry. Let me try this again. Eh-m.

      "Where'd y'all put my lighter? It's time to flambé this puddin' like a fourth of Joo-lah firecracka! Y'all."

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  2. This is more like it. On Saturday, I stood over the hot stove stirring, and eventually whisking, for a solid 40 minutes. This was Phase 1. Total hands on time came close to 3 hours. I quietly cursed to myself and said, "Next time, we're going Caker." I could have churned out a dozen treats in the time it took to make ONE Lemon Mousse.

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    1. Three hours?!? In that same amound of time, I could've made four pans of squares, three cakes, six casseroles and still have time to squeeze in a round or two of euchre. I hope the lemon mousse turned out.

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  3. That looks really good - I'll have to pick up the ingredients when I go to Walmart today. I've been wanting to make a banana pudding since Miss Kay on Duck Dynasty made one on the show (don't know if you get that on cable up in Canada, but it's a histerical show that brings out the redneck in all of us.). Miss Kay's version had you making 'homemade' pudding in a double boiler - I like this version better.

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    1. You should make it, Polly. It's delicious. Just make sure there are other people around. Otherwise, you could find yourself with an empty dish and a guilty conscience.
      We do get Duck Dynasty here in Canada, but I haven't seen it. I'll have to check it out. But "homemade pudding" doesn't exist in my vocabulary.

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  4. Empty Dish/Guilty Conscience: the AC/DC of the caker world.

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    1. It's like one of those chicken/egg things. Only instead of wondering which came first, you wonder which you should eat first.

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  5. I'm very much looking forward to the Top Five Caker Fashions. One word really stood out to me in today's wonderful post - " slacks." Who wears slacks? I don't think I've heard " slacks " used at all for some 40 plus years when I was a wee child.

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    1. Actually, old people still love to use the word "slacks"! A few years back my husband and I were over for a visit at his mother's house, and he was wearing a pair of cammo print pants. She commented on how much she like his "gaudy slacks". That expression has now become a running joke around our house.... love them gaudy slacks!

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    2. Will slacks make the Top Five Caker Fashion list on Friday? Only the polyester knows for sure...

      PS - I'm wearing a pair of gaudy slacks right now. And a pair of man clogs.


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