- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons or 1/4 stick butter
- 2 bananas, sliced
- vanilla wafers
In a large glass bowl, beat egg yolks. Add the milk and continue beating. When smooth and bubbly on top, add 1 cup of the sugar and 3 tablespoons of the cornstarch. Beat until well combined.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and puncture a hole in top with a knife. Cook in microwave on HIGH for three minutes. Whisk and re-cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for another two minutes. Add vanilla and butter. Mix well and add banana slices.
In another bowl, beat egg whites and add the remaining tablespoon cornstarch and the three tablespoons of sugar. Beat well until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue over the pudding mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until brown. When done, line pudding with vanilla wafers.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.