Get Out Your Dessert Bowls! 9 Tempting Spoonable Dessert Recipes
Custard, pudding, parfaits, and mousse: All these delicious, decadent desserts can be eaten with a spoon, served in a bowl, and dressed up or down. Perfect for all occasions and many ingredients, what’s not to love? Here, FoodandWine.com has found eight sophisticated, spoonable desserts including chocolate pots de crème, banana pudding, bread pudding, and even Italian zabaglione — and they’re easy enough for everyone to try.
What could be better than Banana Pudding??!!
Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafer Crumble
From Food & Wine
David Guas remembers this comforting dessert from the buffet spreads at family events. (Recipe adapted from DamGoodSweet.)
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup(s) cornstarch
1/2 cup(s) sugar
2 teaspoon(s) sugar
2 cup(s) whole milk
3 tablespoon(s) banana liqueur, optional
2 tablespoon(s) cold unsalted butter
1 tablespoon(s) melted butter
2 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
15 vanilla wafer cookies, coarsely ground
1/4 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
2 bananas, coarsely chopped
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the cornstarch, the 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Gradually whisk the milk into the egg yolks until smooth. Transfer the pudding mixture to the saucepan and add the banana liqueur. Cook over moderate heat, whisking, until the pudding is thick, about 3 minutes. Scrape the pudding into a bowl and whisk in the cold butter and vanilla. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the wafers, cinnamon, the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir in the melted butter. Spread the crumble on the prepared baking sheet; bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool.
Spoon the chopped bananas into bowls. Top with the pudding, sprinkle with the crumble, and serve right away.