Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gene's banana pudding recipe

~For almost 5 sweet years I worked at a delectable New Orleans soul food and po-boy shop here in Austin called Gene's which sadly has closed its doors. Gene was like a daddy to me and I gained about 25lbs working for him which he was mighty proud of. I miss him terribly and hope is doing well and making folks fat and happy back in the big easy. ~I suppose he won't mind me sharing his banana pudding recipe now that the place is closed. Now let me just say I grew up on a mean banana pudding. My mama made a meringue topped home made delish pudding....but just try Gene's it is hard to make any other. Since it is kg's absolute fave desert( i would say kg married me so because of Gene teaching me how to cook), I decided to make one for father's day this year.

*Now before you scoff at me let me say a bit about the boxed pudding....Gene always used a big ole' can of vanilla pudding; but the first time I made it at home I made homemade vanilla pudding. However I can say that I really cannot tell the difference once you add the whipped cream. So do what ever you prefer bit I like to use a large box of cook and serve jello pudding.... it is purrrfect.

vanilla pudding ( i used box jello cook and serve..makes 6 1/2 cup servings)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp powdered sugar
1-2 ripe sliced bananas
1 box vanilla wafer cookies

make and chill pudding in a big bowl
crush 1/2 the box of cookies
whip cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks
fold cream into chilled pudding until well combined
in a casserole dish or clear bowl layer your pudding as follows:
cookies, pudding, bananas
beginning and starting with cookies, use a 3rd of the pudding for each pudding layer
round the top with wafers to make it look perty
refrigerate for at least a few hours but actually the next day is THE best ...keeps for up to 3days but never lasts that long 'round here


Deb said...

Thanks for sharing this...can't wait to try it out! It looks so good and sounds delicious!

Hilda Vanessa Ramos said...

this looks ultra delicious!