A Lesson in Making Pudding and Meringue

Knowing how to make basic pudding can open many other doors.  What about coconut cream pie?  Or a tart lemon meringue pie?  Does chocolate cream pie make your mouth water?   All of these follow that same basic steps so when you master just plain vanilla pudding all the other are just a “piece of pie”. 

All you will need to know I posted HERE.  Check it out for the recipe and tips for making the best banana pudding ever.  When my classes made banana pudding this semester the pudding was a cinch, but the meringue caused a few problems.  The reason several of them had flat meringues was the addition of the sugar before a foam was beat.  There were several groups that overindulged their mixers producing meringue that wanted to separate into curds.  Even with the few problems all the pudding was very good. 

I set no perimeters for preparing the banana pudding and you can see some creativity!!!  Here are the results of the banana pudding lab for you to enjoy!  

1st Block Kitchen 1

1st Block Kitchen 2

1st Block Kitchen 3

1st Block Kitchen 4

1st Block Kitchen 5

1st Block Kitchen 6

2nd Block Kitchen 1

2nd Block Kitchen 2

2nd Block Kitchen 3

2nd Block Kitchen 4

2nd Block Kitchen 5

2nd Block Kitchen 6

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44 responses to “A Lesson in Making Pudding and Meringue

  1. First block kitchen 5 and the one in the cup win the visual prize for me. :)
    Valerie

  2. jonathan 1st

    the oreo pudding was way better cold then hot

  3. Brett

    Dont add food coloring to the meringue.

  4. Jessica Headen

    I learned that you can make pudding from scratch.

  5. Jessica Turner

    I learned tha you can very easily beat the meringue to much but it was still ok. At least we got all the sugar crystals out.

  6. Heather

    This lab was very interesting we made our meringue blue and you said it was smurf look and that made me crack up laughing but i learned how to check the meringue and see if there is sugar still in it!

  7. Katy Burger

    I learned that beating the meringue too much can cause it to fall and look wrong.

  8. Kayla Daniels

    I think 1st period kitchen 2 did a great job on their lab with the oreo cookies.

  9. KhaMaria Jones

    I learned that making a perfect meringue is adding the sugar at the right time.

  10. Ethan 1st

    this banana pudding was really good but we over mixed the white egg yolks and i learned that we don’t need to mix it as much next time.

  11. Mandi mills

    I learned that you have to beat the meringue until all the sugar crystals dissolve, but you can beat it too much!

  12. Megan w

    I didn’t know that you could over beat the Meringue.

  13. Denisse

    I really enjoyed making the layers for the pudding. i got to learn how to make meringue!.(:

  14. Le'Keitha 2nd

    beating the meringue too much can cause it to fall and not make your dish look appealing at all

  15. Adam G

    This was the most fun lab we had. I learned that making meringue isn’t as hard as people say it is.

  16. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that all the sugar crystals need to be dissolved in the meringue.

  17. LIZ 2nd

    I learned how to separate egg whites.

  18. miya dixon

    I didn’t even know you could put pineapple in pudding but it was really good

  19. anissagbeason

    how they get blue pudding?

  20. shiya hargrow

    i liked the banana pudding but we didnt exactly do ours the correct way i think we added are sugar just a little to fast.

  21. Thomas Harris

    I learned that you have to add the sugar very slowly to get the meringue perfect

  22. Myah Edwards(:*

    I learned how to check the meringue to see if there is still sugar in it.

  23. Abigail Kremer

    This was yummy and really easy to make! I didn’t know that banana pudding was actually baked, until we made it.

  24. Brittanyj

    in order to make the meringue perfect you have to add the sugar at the right time.

  25. Lucinda

    I learned that when making the meringue, you have to beat it to the point that the sugar crystals dissolve but you can’t beat it too much.

  26. Savoi

    I learned that you have to watch how you layer the pudding so you wont put too much on one layer and not enough on the other.

  27. Kamron Munch

    I didn’t know it was possible to over-beat the meringue.

  28. Andrew E.

    Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts; if I could I would turn myself into banana pudding and eat myself. :) lol

  29. Rachel Carvalho

    I learned that when you color the meringue… it’s still going to turn brown!

  30. Austin Whiteley

    I always thought pudding only came from packages, i did not know you can make it from scratch!

  31. Leka Labat

    I learned how to separate egg whites .

  32. william

    this was fun to watch it really was learned alot from it.

  33. kelsey r

    i learned how to separate egg whites.

  34. jasmine mccoy

    i learned that u can bake meringue.

  35. Olivia Jarriel

    I learned that if you get just the littlest amount of egg yolk in the egg whites, the meringue will be a disaster.

  36. seth moss

    I learned that beating the meringue too much can cause it to fall and look wrong.

  37. Chase DuCharme

    I learned how to seperate egg whites from the egg yolks.

  38. Daniel Vinson

    I learned that all the sugar crystals need to be dissolved in the meringue.

  39. Kaytlyn 2nd per.

    I learned that pinnaple in the pudding is better than banana and i also learned to tell how the meringue was done you could rub it between your fingers to see if the sugar dissolved!

  40. Ladd Morgan

    I learned how to make meringue…. DONE!

  41. Mariama

    I loved this lab and i’m so pleased to see our banana pudding as the main picture :-). I learned how to seperate eggs and its not hard to make pudding or meringue if you seperate the eggs correctly. I also learned that banana and pineapple pudding is the best!

  42. jamal 2ndpd

    I learned that you use flour in pudding

  43. Mallori

    i learned how to layer the pudding

  44. Kayla Daniels

    I love banana pudding is the best dessert ever to make with your friends and family.

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