Photo credit: ©Amy mills & 17th street bar & grill
by mike mills
mike mills’ bAnAnA PuDDing PArFAiT
banana pudding is a traditional north carolina barbecue dessert. Traditionally made in a 13 x 9-inch pan, we serve them in mason jars for a pleasing presentation.
INGrEDIENtS Makes 8 Parfaits custard (recipe follows) Whipped cream (recipe follows) 1 box (12 ounces) vanilla wafers 4 medium bananas, sliced into 1/8 to 1/4-inch rounds
1. Assemble the banana pudding parfaits: in pint-sized wide mouth mason jars, layer an inch of pudding, banana slices, vanilla wafers, and 1/2 inch of whipped cream. repeat until the jar is full. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a vanilla wafer.
Variation: if you’d prefer, layer the bananas and vanilla wafers in a 13 x 9-inch pan and pour the custard over. cool and then top with meringue and bake it to brown the meringue. (recipe on next page.)
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