Monday, March 7, 2011

Banana Pudding

One of the saddest times of my life was two summers ago when my grandmother passed away unexpectedly from Ovarian Cancer. My grandmother was such a significant part of my life. I have so many great memories of my grandmother. When I was a child my grandmother worked at a Doughnut Shop (which perhaps made her the coolest Grandmother in the world) but most Fridays I spent with my Grandmother at the Doughnut Shop eating fresh doughnuts and all the chocolate milk I could drink.
I still remember the first time she met Mr. Jordan. Even though we had only been dating for two months my grandmother knew we would get married and she had no problem telling us so.
Since her passing, I’ve had two dreams about my grandmother. In both of the dreams she sees me and says “hi sugar” and I give her the biggest hug. I’ve awoken with tears in my eyes both times. I miss my grandmother so much but I feel so blessed to have such wonderful memories of my grandmother.
As you will quickly discover, I LOVE sweets! This may be why my Grandmother called me “sugar,” well me and all her other grandkids. Here is my grandmother’s Banana Pudding recipe. Since my Grandmother didn’t have an actual recipe for her banana pudding I had to watch her make it and write down her estimates and various techniques…you’ll see!

Grandmother’s Banana Pudding Recipe

3 cups milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla wafers
  • In a sauce pan combine 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of sugar. Cook on medium High heat.
  • Combine egg whites and ½ cup of milk in a jar and shake. Add mixture to pan and continue stirring.
  • Combine 1 ½ cups of milk and ½ cup of flour in a jar and shake until lumps are gone. Add mixture to pan and continue stirring.
  • Once mixture is thick add ½ cup of butter. After the butter has melted remove the pan from the burner and add 1 tsp of vanilla. Stir mixture.
  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8X8 baking pan with vanilla wafers and thinly sliced bananas.
  • Pour pudding mixture over bananas.
  • Finish by lining the top of pudding with vanilla wafers (or put some in wine glasses for you and your husband and some in mason jars for the neighbors).
  • Serve warm or refrigerate.

You’ll notice at the side of my page there is a link about Ovarian Cancer Research. For every click money will be donated to this cause. Ovarian Cancer is known as a silent killer because most women who develop Ovarian Cancer do not discover they have Ovarian Cancer until it is too late.

1 comment:

  1. MMMM...that pudding was YUMMY. I like the little jars too :-) Thanks Jackie!