|Caramel Pudding layered with bananas and graham crackers.|
This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Banana Caramel Pudding with Meringue Topping. We simplified the recipe by leaving off the Meringue Topping. Wow! I’m not sure I have the words to describe this pudding! It by far exceeded my expectations. It’s a little tricky to make, but luckily, John lent me an extra set of hands during the more difficult parts – it’s hard to pour hot liquid with one hand while whisking it with the other. The caramel pudding alone was amazing – soft, velvety, caramel yumminess! We tasted it while it was still warm and it was so delicious!
|Layers of deliciousness!|
Although Matt & Renato make this pudding with Vanilla Wafers but encourage us with experiment with other types of cookies – we used graham crackers. We aren’t great fans of meringue, so we left it off the top. Truly, the pudding doesn’t need anything extra – it’s perfect, as is.
As good as the pudding was on its own, the bananas and graham crackers added another dimension of flavor. There is absolutely no comparison between pudding made from a mix and homemade. If you’re a fan of pudding and bananas, this is the dessert for you!
|Yesterday, we met the Food Bloggers of Los Angeles at the Grand Central Market. After our guided tour, our friend Christina took us to Bottega Louie for a fabulous French pastry.|