Comfort SOUL food – Banana Cream Pudding!

28 Mar

This REALLY hit the spot!
Much love,
Christian-Charles

Comfort food….

Every country has it’s own “comfort food“.
banana pudding
It is usually food associated to our lives a children growing up, eating the things that mom and grandmom made the best.  It was usually full of fat, cream, thick sauces for Texas steaks, ribs, chicken, etc… stuff that: sticks to your ribs“.. 
Now and then, I think of food my mother and grandmother often made for me as a child.  My mom went to live with the King in 1967, a year after I graduated from High School in “Big D”=Dallas Texas.  But here we are in 2012 and still there are just some of the things she spoiled me with, that I cannot forget.
Here is one of my alltime favorite comfort foods. It is so easy to make that my two cats, Bijou and Mélange could make it. Now THAT is easy!
There are many recipes for this. Admittedly in my “old age” I am a bit too lazy to make it the homemade way mom did. But you can find many old fashioned recipes on the net for this if you want to try to “make it from scratch!”  And it is REALLY much better than the boxed recipes of today.  Either way, Banana Cream Pudding is mouth-watering!
Ingredients
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant Jello vanilla pudding mix
  • 475 ml cold milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 ml vanilla extract
  • 336 Double thick whipping cream
  • 448 g vanilla wafers
  • 14 bananas, sliced

By the way

Well of course one can decrease the recipe according to the size of ones’ family! I use four for me. But for one person they can use only two. I am one of those cooks, having that french heritage, that we do not follow a recipe per se. We see what it is made up of, then we improvise according to our own needs at home!

Directions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and fold in whipped topping. Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in a glass serving bowl.
  2.  Chill until serving.

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