DALE DAVIS' HOMEMADE BANANA PUDDING
...A World-class Dessert from a World-traveling Author
She's journeyed from small-town Texas beginnings to 25 nations, through grit, prayer and courage, often risking
her life to carry Bibles and Christian teaching materials into areas where her actions were forbidden.
Dale (Tigi) Davis and her husband Roger have been family friends for years, so I can tell you from seeing her up-
close that this gutsy woman's faith and bulldog tenacity is remarkable, and it shines through on each page of this
I can't count how many times my family and I have enjoyed the warmth of her international
cuisine, listening intently to her latest reports about smuggling God's Word and proclaiming
the Gospel message in places where even the most ardent believer would hesitate to go?
Each of these times together have always include times of raucous laughter, heartfelt tears
and faith-filled prayers.
And how often have we asked, "When are you going to put all these stories together in a book?"
Now Dale has finally shared not only what she has experienced, but also what compelled her to
travel far from her small-town Texas beginnings. Her tell-all book, Destiny Waited and Courage
Roared, a chronicle of over 40 years in an unlikely ministry, is a heart-pounding page-turner
that you will want to read and re-read.
Along the way, Dale has collected the most delicious and
interesting recipes. One of my family's favorites is her
world-class dessert, Homemade Banana Pudding, which
I've asked her to share with MyBestYears.com and
Karen's Kitchen guests.
The world traveler, author and gourmet cook says, "This
is an old recipe from my mother that uses real ingredients
and made from scratch. It has such a good consistency,
and the pretty meringue is always a big hit with family and
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Dale Davis is available for booking
engagements including teaching seminars
on evangelism, using drama to teach the
Bible, presenting motivational messages,
speaking to women's groups about
overcoming pain and sorrow, as well as
sharing her incredible journey now
chronicled in her unforgettable book,
Destiny Waited and Courage Roared. She
looks forward to meeting you in person at
one of her presentations.
3/4 cup sugar
5 heaping tablespoons flour
a pinch of salt
3 egg yolks (save the whites to make the
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
3-4 bananas (you can add more, as desired, for
added banana texture and flavor)
2 cups vanilla wafers
3 teaspoons water (for the meringue)
1-3 teaspoons sugar (for the meringue)
- Mix sugar, flour, salt and egg yolks with
half of the milk (1 cup).
- Stir until smooth, then add the remaining
cup of milk and mix well.
- Heat mixture in a double boiler (it's very
important to use a double boiler or the the
mixture will burn).
- Stir regularly until the mixture becomes
thick (coats the mixing spoon).
- Remove from the heat to cool,
- Add vanilla and butter, then stir.
- Let the pudding set while you prepare the
bananas and wafers.
- Slice bananas, then line a bowl or loaf pan
with the wafers and bananas.
- Pour the cooled pudding mixture over the
bananas and wafers.
- Whip egg whites and 3 teaspoons water in
a glass or stainless bowl. Beat at high
speed with a hand or electric mixer.
- When the eggs are almost stiff, add 1-3
teaspoons sugar (depending on
preference for sweetness), then continue
beating into very stiff peaks.
- Place the meringue on top of the pudding
mixture, then touch a spoon lightly on top
over the surface of the meringue to lift into
- Place the entire pudding and meringue
mixture under a broiler until the peaks are
a light, toasty brown. (Watch carefully,
since browning the meringue takes a very
- Cool in the refrigerator, if preferred, before
It is well worth the little extra time to make this
exquisite banana pudding from scratch.
adventure in the
storied life of
my dear friend,
The Intrepid Traveler