Friday, June 15, 2007

Banana Pudding and Some Odds and Ends

Hello Everyone! I'm sorry I haven't visited you all in the past few days. I'm getting ready for my vacation. Tomorrow we go to Cape Cod for the week. Maybe I will be able to meet Louise from Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard! I'll be sure to take lots of photos. We are bringing our laptop so I plan on sitting by the beach and visiting all of you to catch up as well as doing a few Cape Cod posts. In the meantime, I wanted to leave you with another fabulous Magnolia Bakery recipe. Tried this one last week - and once again it was a big hit!Banana Pudding
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 C ice cold water
3.4 oz. package instant vanilla pudding mix (preferably Jello Brand)
3 C heavy cream
12 oz. box Nilla Wafers (no substitutions)
4 C sliced ripe bananas
In a small bowl, one the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the pudding mix and beat well, about 2 minutes more. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight before continuing. It is very important to allow the proper amount of time for the pudding mixture to set. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until well blended and no streaks of pudding remain.
To assemble the dessert, select a large, wide bowl (preferably glass) with a 4-5 quart capacity. Arrange one-third of the wafers to cover the bottom of the bowl, overlapping if necessary, then one-third of the bananas and one-third of the pudding. Repeat the layering twice more, garnishing with additional wafers or wafer crumbs on the top layer of the pudding. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or up to 8 hours.
This is the collage I made for the Vintage Beach Swap. It was supposed to be 4x4 but I used a 4x5 canvas.

Above are some fun items I recently received including my Princess Amelia bird from the Little Pink Studio. The beautiful sachet is my "purchase" with the gift certificate I won from Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard and the pink depression class cake plate I won on ebay.

Lastly - I leave you with the crown I made for Renee. Renee if you are reading this - look away!


My next post should be from the Cape! Enjoy the end of the week dear friends!


Renee said...

Oh my gosh I couldn't look away it is so beautiful. I love it! Thank you so much I can't wait for it to come. You did a beautiful job on it!

Have a great vacation!

javagirl1111 said...

Yummmmyyy! Yummy! (I luuurve banana pudding!)

Have fun on vacation!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

I hope you do get to meet Louise while in Cape Cod. Be sure and talk her out of some of those WhistleStop products. She has some in her cupboard.
Good banana pudding is my weakness =D Do you know here you can count it as a vegetable?

Jammy said...

OOOOH! I am so jealous, but in a friendly way...hehe The cape is so gorgeous, and I've only been once, CAN U BELIEVE THAT??! I need to change that! I hope you have a wonderful and refreshing time!!

Oh, and I LOVE banana pudding. YUM-O!

I love the seashore swap you made, wow how nice. I was too afraid to join that one. LOL Yours came out so pretty and lovely!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a LOVELY crown!!! Look me up if you can while you are here! =)

Delaney Gates said...

Oh, that crown is DIVINE!!! Just adore it!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Hi Karla! Your comment on my blog just went POOF! I've been having blogger problems this afternoon.

My kids are still in school until late next week, and I will be chaperoning lots of end of the year activities. However, I pop in and out of the shop periodically to get orders done, so please tell the ladies at the desk who you are and that you are looking for me (that way if I am in the office they can get me, or leave a message so I can try to be there the same time as you). =) How fun to meet another blogger!

Anonymous said...

MmmmmmMmmm, banana pudding! Num!
That crown is sooooo precious!!! And I love the goodies you've treated yourself to as well as that pretty bird nest!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Karla, Have a wonderful time away on vacation!!! I can't wait to see your pictures. LOVE the crown!!!


Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Beautiful crown, well done Karla, love the collage and all your winnings and new stuff. Have fun on your vacation... if theres much sunshine over there, send some my way... Its been raining for 3 days here :o(
Enjoy your weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Renee's crown is fabulously beautiful!

I have that same banana pudding recipe from my sweet Grandma Hazel Belle in Texas! I have made it twice already this summer! Yummy!!

karin (creativechaos) said...

I love the crown!!!! Beautiful! Have a great time on vacation....I'm still unpacking from mine!

Susie Q said...

What wonderful treasures you have been creating!

I LOVE banana pudding! It was my late father's favorite thing for dessert!

Oh how I loved Cape Cod. I wish you a lovely week there and I KNOW it WILL be lovely!

Have a blissful week!


Susie Q said...

Hi again dear Karla. I left a little anniversary post for you on my blog!

Have fun!


Natasha Burns said...

Karla your crown is so beautiful!!! Magnificent job!
Thanks for the recipe too, looks so delicious....
Enjoy your time away, Cape Cod sounds like such a beautiful place. Now you know I am going to ask you for photos so take plenty for me!!! xoxox

deb said...

Oh, I just love your collage!! Depending on where you are on the Cape you should check out Colorful Creations - a fabulous shop in Hyannis!

*Heidi* said...

Renee...I don't blame you...I wouldn't have looked away either!

Karla, that tiara/crown you made is beatufiul! Lovely & creative! I love your pink plate too! Hope you have a fantasticly relaxing and fun vacation!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thank you so much for the recipe!
My husband just asked me last week to make him Banana pudding.

Mission accomplished. :)

And you're right...there's no substitute for Nilla Wafers.

Love your beach collage and crown!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

That recipe looks scrumptious!! And your crown is even better! Just lovely!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Karla - if you're reading this... I SHOULD be at the shop on Wednesday afternoon (until 2:30). =) Hope you're getting some of this BEAUTIFUL sun! PERFECT beach weather we've been having! I was outside this morning with my little one and ahhhhh... nice dry sunny weather! said...

That is a magnificent crown!

Allison said...

Karla, it's eye candy from start to finish. The dessert looks amazing, as do your wonderful treasures, the beautiful swap project you did, and the spectacular crown!!!! Love, love, love that crown!!

Have a great vacation!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Karla! It's true what people say about meeting other bloggers... it's like meeting an old friend! You are soooo sweet, and I'm so happy to have met you! I took some pictures of that darling surprise you gave to me, and as soon as I upload all my photos from my camera I will post about it! I hope you have an enjoyable time the remainder of the vacation! Here's hoping to a longer visit together next summer!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I had to come and see who was lucky enough to meet Louise! Love your blog. I need to bookmark it and come back again. Hope you're enjoying your vacation at the beach. Lucky you!

Carol said...

Your crown and collage are fabulous Karla and your purchases too! I hope you have/had a fabulous time in Cape Cod!
Hugs Carol xox

Lizzie said...

I wondered over here from Louises blog... that is the same recipe my mom and grandma have been using for banana pudding for years now. It makes the yummiest pudding! My husband considers it a favorite "comfort food" dessert.

Felicia said...

Delicious looking banana pudding, yum. Your crown is so pretty :)

Willow said...

Delightful blog and I can't wait to read more; but, my dear, any recipe for Banana Pudding that calls for instant pudding is NOT the real deal. It is a bit more trouble but there is no substitute for cooked custard in this dish.

norththreads said...

This looks sooo delish! What a lovely blog you have!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Karla..look at you with the cool cape cod photos,stunning gifts from fellow bloggers,great recipies stunning crown for your amaze me in your versatility..just keep having fun..George (sweet pup you didn't get to meet..)thinks you are the bomb! All the best, Jennifer

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