Now I have to go bake a cake, or go to a party, or do some homework, or something.
Homemade Banana Pudding
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
45 Vanilla wafers (about half a box)
3-4 bananas, sliced
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk (whole or 2%)
3 egg yolks, well beaten
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the flour and 1 cup sugar. Add one cup of cold milk and whisk until combined, then whisk in the eggs, and finally add the rest of the milk.
Cook, stirring often with a whisk, over medium-low heat for four minutes, and then reduce the heat to low. Continue to stir and cook over low heat until thick, about fifteen minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the butter and vanilla extract.
In a glass bowl, layer the vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and pudding. Repeat the layers until you have used all of the pudding (reserve some vanilla wafers and bananas for the top layer).
Pour the whipping cream in a cold metal bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the cream until it is thick. Mix in the powdered sugar. Pour the whipped cream over the banana pudding, and decorate the top with the remaining vanilla wafers and banana slices.