The recipe below is in the June issue of Cosmopolitan. It sounds so simple and delicious that I knew you’d be as interested in taking it for a test drive as I am.
Banana Pudding Parfaits Dessert Recipe
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2-1/2 cups reduced fat milk
4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 bananas, sliced
20 vanilla wafer cookies
Whipped Cream, for garnish
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in the milk and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes to a low boil and becomes thick – about 7 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low.
Stir a couple tablespoons of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, then stir egg yolks back into the hot milk mixture. Stir constantly until thickened to the consistency of pudding, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla. Let cool.
Layer the pudding, cookies, and bananas in 4 to 6 glasses, depending on size. Chill in the refrigerator until serving time – then garnish with whipped cream.