Last week I had made banana pudding but couldn’t find a recipe for vanilla wafer cookies, so I had used boxed ones. Then the new episode of Good Eats was on and what did Alton cover? Yep! Homemade wafers! So off I went and made them. The wafer cookies were easy to do and came out great, crispy and light. I tried Alton’s “refrigerated” pudding version and assembled the pudding similar to the one last week (no soaking the cookies in booze as he calls for it, we had a 12-year-old who wanted pudding!)
The cookies were fantastic! (Even though my top sheet got a little over baked) Much better than store-bought and everything that went into them was good basic ingredients. The commercial ones have fake vanilla and high fructose corn syrup these days…yech!
On the pudding? Not so sure. It was really sweet, the booze in the cookies as he calls for it probably does help tame that. To be honest I prefer flour based puddings over corn starch (I prefer the texture) so I probably will keep with my pudding from last week. On the other hand, the leftover pudding the next morning had soaked into the cookies, leaving them all soft – even the over baked ones. Fantastic!