Everyone that I know loves the Original Banana Pudding recipe that’s posted on the side of most Nabisco vanilla wafer boxes and that’s the one that I usually make. It is the one that I used in my classroom for our last lab of the year, but with a deterrents thrown our way I was not sure that we could pull it off. With a fire drill and advisement making the class almost too short to have anything but a glass of milk with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas I had to come up with something or just ditch the lab altogether. At the last-minute I decided to try speeding up the custard by using the microwave. It worked perfectly for me —TWICE! Seven minutes is all it took and that really beats standing over a double boiler for about thirty minutes. Which meant that my classes could get their Banana Pudding in the oven in less than an hour and still have time to enjoy it in the classroom.
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”.
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Here are the results of the Banana Pudding lab and I will say they were outstanding! The first time in a loooong time all the meringue was perfect. We only used two extra eggs for a couple that had a little trouble separating them. I was extremely pleased.
They were also pleased with their results and eager to share the leftovers with other teachers and friends.
You take a look and see what you think. If you want to give it a try yourself check out the directions here.
Here is a dessert that is made in heaven. It is Homemade Banana Pudding. If you haven’t figured it out by now in class I am teaching a unit on eggs and dairy products. This is our Swan Song. So we are learning the in’s and out’s of making a creamy pudding as well as a beautiful meringue.