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Basic Vanilla Pudding:
3/4 cup sugar
3 T cornstarch
3 cups milk
4 beaten egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1. In a medium heavy weight sauce pan combine sugar & corn starch, stir in milk. Cook, while stirring over med heat until thick & bubbly. Be careful not to burn bottom- a heat proof spatula works great for scraping the bottom. Once bubbling, cook while stirring for 2 minutes more. Remover from heat.
2. Gradually stir in 1 cup of milk into beaten egg yolks, then add this mixture into the hot pan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat and cook, while stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into a storage container and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, till firm.
For the banana bites, assembled as pictured.