Cooking Classics: Miniature Banana Pudding

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The Technique

Miniature Banana Pudding

When Classic Banana Pudding isn’t going into the oven to brown the meringue topping but rather topped with sweetened whipped cream, consider serving it in a variety of pretty party pieces from glassware to paper goods. The egg whites will not be necessary for a preparation in this style & Almond Meringue Cookies or Coconut Macaroons may be crafted if you do choose to hold on to them. However, if you truly want to handcraft a tangy, decadent version filled with bold banana flavor, Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream is a lovely recipe that may be used many ways in the kitchen. Learn how to make tasting-size banana pudding desserts that are a wonderful compliment to barbecue, grilled chicken menus & so much more.

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makes 15 tasting servings

3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups whole buttermilk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup pureed or mashed ripe banana
1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups miniature vanilla wafer cookies
2 small bananas, sliced

Whisk together 1/2 cup sugar & the cornstarch in a 3-quart saucepan. Whisk in the buttermilk, the egg yolks, the banana & the vanilla bean paste. Cook the mixture, stirring with a whisk, over Medium heat about 6 minutes or until thickened & bubbly. Cook an additional 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat & add the butter, then whisk until smooth. Pass the mixture through a sieve or chinois. Place plastic wrap directly over the surface of the Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

Beat the cream with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Place the whipped cream in a pasty bag fit with a small round tip. Portion a few vanilla wafers in the bottom of 15 shot glasses. Top with 1 tablespoon Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream. Add a banana slice or two over the surface. Top with a few vanilla wafers. Then, layer with additional pastry cream. Pipe a generous dollop of sweetened whipped cream over each dessert. Garnish with vanilla wafers, if desired. Serve immediately.

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How To Make Miniature Banana Pudding

 Miniature Banana Puddings are a delicious dessert option when casual entertaining is planned. The recipe is quite flexible as it may be layered with a variety of puddings or pastry creams & either commercial vanilla wafers or those prepared from scratch. Be certain to drop in tomorrow for a homemade cookie that makes a custom substitution for this popular summer dessert.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Whisk together 1/2 cup sugar & the cornstarch in a 3-quart saucepan. Whisk in the buttermilk, the egg yolks, the banana & the vanilla bean paste. Cook the mixture, stirring with a whisk, over Medium heat about 6 minutes or until thickened & bubbly. Cook an additional 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat & add the butter, then whisk until smooth. Pass the mixture through a sieve or chinois. Place plastic wrap directly over the surface of the Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

Beat the cream with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Place the whipped cream in a pasty bag fit with a small round tip. Portion a few vanilla wafers in the bottom of 15 shot glasses. 

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1a

Top with 1 tablespoon Buttermilk-Banana Pastry Cream

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1b

Add a banana slice or two over the surface.

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No. 2

Top with a few vanilla wafers.

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2a

Then, layer with additional pastry cream.

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2b

Pipe a generous dollop of sweetened whipped cream over each dessert.

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No. 3

Garnish with vanilla wafers, if desired. Serve immediately.  

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