I'm going to take you back to a childhood favorite, that is still a huge favorite in our house: classic banana pudding. I love pudding. I think I could eat it everyday of my life. Seriously. A while back, I wanted to make a big batch of classic banana pudding for a bbq we were going to. Rather than using traditional, boxed vanilla wafers though, I made them at home from scratch. I used this recipe from Serious Eats. I will never buy vanilla wafers ever again. These are unbelievable.
I noticed that one of the comments on the recipe said they were "too buttery and rich." What? I don't think there is such a thing as too buttery and rich when it comes to baked goods!
To make the pudding, I used a large box of instant vanilla and a small box of instant banana pudding (I'm saving homemade pudding for another day), and prepared per package directions (I mixed the 2 flavors together). I then made whipped cream by whipping heavy whipping cream on high in the stand mixer for about 5 minutes.
To assemble: layer wafers on the bottom, followed by sliced banana, 1/3 of pudding and repeat until there are three layers. Top with whipped cream and enjoy! I made an individual one, just so I could make sure it tasted okay.
My only regret is that I didn't make a double batch. Want to get more great recipes in your inbox? You can subscribe to Food Snob St. Louis or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
Also, today on my blog, I am sharing this fruity summer gazpacho. Click here to get the recipe!