I love banana pudding. It's funny I'm not particularly found of bananas but I do love banana pudding and banana cream pie. (You don't suppose it has anything to do with the sugar added, do you?) Normally I'm a box pudding kinda girl but I found a recipe in a book that didn't seem too intimidating. The directions were straight forward, I had most of the ingredients on hand and even though it involved a double boiler, I was ready to give it a try.
I ran to the store for vanilla wafers (the only thing not in my cupboard) and picked up a bouquet of fresh flowers for the table.
You'll notice I'm posting pictures of the flowers and not the banana pudding...
After a marathon of continual stirring, separating four eggs, chopping up six bananas and whipping up a quick meringue, it flopped...big time. For some reason the pudding went from thick to runny. It was fine when I poured it over the wafer and banana concoction but when I went to sample it, it was runny. Any idea what I did wrong?
I can't tell you how disappointed my taste buds were. All that work and no reward. Don't you hate when that happens? It's like when you have a craving for ice cream and open the fridge and somebody ate the last bowl or the last piece of pie.
Before I go back to the box, I'd love to give it another try. Does anyone have a fool proof recipe they are willing to share? I have to run to the market today and I can pick up more bananas...
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