Ron's Banana Pudding

Photo by msheldrake/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by msheldrake/iStock / Getty Images

This recipe was submitted by Ron Rezendes.  This dessert was a huge hit at the weekly summer staff potluck on May 26, 2016.

“I doubled everything except the bananas and cookies, and substituted shortbread cookies for vanilla wafers.” – Ron

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk, scalded

2 eggs, separated

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

About 25 vanilla wafers

4 bananas, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt in top of double boiler. Mix well and stir in milk. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Beat eggs yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually stir one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat, and add vanilla. Cool. Line a 1-quart baking dish with half of vanilla wafers. Add a layer of sliced bananas. Top with half of pudding. Repeat layers.  Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff. Spread meringue over pudding and bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.