3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk, low fat or whole
3 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 to 4 bananas, ripe but firm
In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt and flour; stir to blend. Slowly add milk and stir until smooth. Pour into the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in 1 cup of the slightly thickened hot milk mixture. Return egg mixture to the double boiler. Stir in the vanilla and butter and continue whisking and cook until well thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In a 2-quart serving dish, make a layer of vanilla wafers. Next, add a layer of sliced banana. Spoon some of the pudding over the banana layer then layer more vanilla wafers and banana slices, topping with more pudding. Serve with whipped cream topping. Chill well before serving.