Chocolate banana pudding

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Cocoa
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 dash Salt
2⅓ cup Milk
4 Eggs; separated
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
42 NILLA Wafers
5 mediums Bananas

In heavy saucepan, combine ¾ cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt; blend in milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool pudding slightly, stirring occasionally. Slice 4 bananas; set aside. Spoon small amount of pudding on bottom of a 1½-quart casserole or heat-proof bowl; top with 5 wafers and a layer of banana slices. Stand 8 wafers around inside of bowl. Repeat layering of pudding, wafers and banana slices, using a total of 19 more wafers and ending with a final layer of pudding. With electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff. Spread over pudding, sealing edges well. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or chilled. Slice remaining banana and use for garnish along with remaining wafers.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 667 by "Karen Coe" <ayla@...> on Feb 1, 1998

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