I moved away from home many years ago, and for some reason the past couple of years I have been missing some of that southern home cooking. I love putting my own spin and personality into a recipe, so I decided to do an experiment with banana pudding. I remembered the basic ingredients, Nilla wafers, bananas, pudding and cream of some sort.
Vanilla custard, homemade vanilla custard is what this dessert needed. I am obsessed with custard! Doughnuts with custard filling, Crème Brule, you name it, if it is custard I will be eating it. I thought how hard can this be? Ha! There is always technique and patience when it comes to cooking. I am not always the most patient in the kitchen and I definitely have a difficult time sticking to a recipe. That is why it is so important for us to hit pause, think about what you are doing in the kitchen, and what you want to be the outcome.
When you procrastinate like I do or struggle with self-care, it can be a real battle to remind yourself to slow it down a bit. Everything doesn't always have to be a mad rush all the time. If you want to make a velvety vanilla custard that doesn't have chunks all in it, you absolutely have to slow down. I love our Mora Ceramics motto, hit pause and practice self care. Our attitude can deeply affect how we view our time in the kitchen and the outcome of our cooking.
Finally, after I took some deep breaths and reminded myself that it is ok to exercise some patience while attempting to make this vanilla custard, I separated my egg yolks and began the process. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. You can find my custard recipe on the recipe card below. You may enjoy it if you like a slightly less sweet vanilla custard.