In honor of my father's birthday today, (Happy Birthday, Daddy!), I'm posting one of his mother's recipes. A few months ago I started craving my grandmother's banana pudding; a long lost memory from my childhood and Sunday dinners on Oliver Street. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook I am no longer craving it. My dad's sister has all of my grandmother's hand-written recipes-what a treasure!
I remembered it as banana pudding, but it is obviously vanilla pudding layered with bananas. Really tasty, just like I remembered it. Enjoy!
Vanilla Wafer Pudding
4 T. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. salt
2 cups milk
1/2 t. vanilla
1 lb. bag vanilla wafers
3 or 4 bananas
Mix flour, sugar, salt and beat in eggs. Pour in milk, cook until it thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla
Alternate layers of wafers and bananas in a 9x13 dish. Pour sauce over layers, top with more cookies if you'd like. Chill before serving.
You could probably use a smaller dish (8x8?) and make an extra layer. Yummy either way!