Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Eatin'

Christy here, and I've been cooking again. I've noticed, the more I cook the less writing I get done. The more I cook, the more cleaning I must do. The more cooking I do, the more the kids run (or crawl in William's case) wild through the house. The more cooking I do, the crazier I feel because I'm literally doing 4-5 things at once.


I think I like the writing part more... however, I'm doing less of that, so the last couple of days have been quiet on At Split Ends... although the challenge continues and my participants are really making some great headway. I will need another challenge after this one ends on 10/31/10 because I'm no where near I wanted to be with my goals.

Today, I wanted to share a couple of things. Here's the first... A great recipe for Banana Pudding.  My Granny Sue makes the best Banana Pudding and my husband loves it. Yesterday, I found a recipe (Because Granny Sue wasn't available for me to borrow her recipe and I don't have it written down in my book as I should) so I had to rely on the books in my recipe library.  Old Recipe Banana Pudding is found in Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee.  I only made one minor change which I noted below:


1 1/2 cups sugar -- I put another couple of tablespoons of sugar in my pudding once it began to thicken)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk (However, I used 2 cups 2% milk{it was all i had} and 2 cups of half 'n half)
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 12 or 16 ounce package vanilla wafers
4 bananas, sliced
6 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

In top of double boiler, combine  1 1/2 cups sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in milk. Cook over boiling water until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture, 1/4 cup, into egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to hot mixture in double boiler. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. 

Layer wafers, bananas, and custard alternately in a 2-quart baking dish. Beat egg whites until and peaks form. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Spread over top of pudding. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. (I had to crank up the heat in my old oven to about 375 & 400 to get the browning to take effect.)
Yield: 10-12 servings.

And the 2nd thing I wanted to share today is that our very own Angie is hosting a party on FACEBOOK as well as appearing at the Book Cellar in Hershey, PA and the Bible Outlet/Book Cellar in Lancaster today. She's promoting her book, Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance.

The party is Simple Elegance Progressive Party with Holiday Tips and Recipes

The FACEBOOK Party is going on from 12 noon to 5pm today.

We hope to see you there!!


  1. The banana pudding sounds great. I don't know when the last time I made it from scratch was. I don't know the lst time I've made it at all.
    And yes, sigh, you can't write and cook at the same time. And cooking does mean there are dishes to clean up. hmmmm...

  2. Thanks for sharing, Christy! I've never made banana pudding before. But I love to eat it!! :) Maybe I should just run over to your house...


  3. Thanks Ladies, but there is no more pudding left. Maybe I can bring it to our Christmas Party... However, I have a recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake that I want to try... Chocolate, Yum!

  4. Christy your desserts sound too good! Bananas, chocolate, oh my! :) I love them both!