Yohboh is a good Southern boy and he loves banana pudding. My brother in law likes it a lot as well and he is from Wisconsin. Perhaps all men love banana pudding?
I think the secret to perfect banana pudding is the bananas have to be perfectly ripe and sliced the same width as the Nilla wafers.
Honestly, I do not think this tub of yumminess requires a recipe.
It is 2 cups vanilla pudding, three perfectly ripe bananas sliced the same width as Nilla Wafers and a third of a box of Nilla wafers. Layer them in the order I listed so there are three layers and put some whipped cream on top. I cheated and used instant pudding. It is good. So good it only lasted 36 hours in our house.
Kidlet asked for cookies today. She is sick so I am willing to indulge. But what I do now is bake off a few and pre-portion and freeze the rest. So the next time I am asked for a warm cookie, I can deliver in about 15 minutes. Because that is one request as a parent that is easy.
Biscuits are not something that I grew up eating. The first biscuit I had came from a fast food joint. And it was a buttery hockey puck.
This is what I make now:
Yohboh had a co-worker come by and he ate three of them, standing up.
The thing I did differently this time is I stuck the whole bowl of dry ingredients in the freezer before I added the buttermilk. Made a much flakier biscuit. Will I do it every time? Probably not. But it will be nice to do the night before for an easier Sunday morning big breakfast.
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons butter, cold
One cup of buttermilk, cold
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl. I like to use my hands.
Then I add the butter. I combine it until the buttery floury stuff looks like cornmeal.
I stick this in the freezer indefinitely.
Then I heat the oven to 450.
I poured the buttermilk into the floury stuff. Combine until it is a very loose dough. Put it on a floured surface and I like to cut out 8-10 biscuits with a sharp knife.
Bake 15-20 minutes until they look like what is up there.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
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