For the banana pudding:
¼ cup cornstarch
½ cup sugar (you may want to use less, if you don’t have a sweet tooth)
3 cups nondairy milk (we used soy)
1 banana, mashed
2 teaspoons, vanilla
For layering between the konafa and pudding:
2 bananas, sliced
For the konafa:
¼ kilogram (250 grams) kunafa
¼ tablespoon corn oil, divided
For the sugar syrup:
½ cup water
1 cup sugar
juice of one lime (about 1 tablespoon of juice)
Prepare the banana pudding:
1. In a medium saucepan, mix the cornstarch, and ½ cup sugar. Add the nondairy milk and heat on medium heat. Stir consistently until the mixture is boiling and thickens. Add the mashed banana and continue stirring for about 2 more minutes.
2. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
3. Leave to cool.
Prepare the sugar syrup:
4. Mix the water, sugar, and lime juice in a small saucepan and heat on low heat until the mixture becomes clear.
5. Set aside and allow to cool.
Put it all together:
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 (moderately hot) – 200º C – or 400º F
6. Cut the konafa into small pieces.
7. In a large bowl, sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of the corn oil over the konafa and mix it with your hands to be sure it coats the konafa.
8. Lightly oil a casserole dish. Place half of the konafa and press it down firmly.
10. Spread the pudding over the layer of bananas.
11. Layer the remaining konafa over the pudding.
12. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the top of the konafa.
13. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown.
14. Pour the cool syrup over the kunafa.
15. Turn off the oven and return the kunafa to the oven for 5 minutes.
You can eat it warm – it’s delicious that way!!!
BUT, it will be very sloppy! If you let it set in the refrigerator overnight, you will find the pudding is firm.
Delicious that way too!!!
252 Calories; 0 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Fat; 47 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Fiber; 3 g Protein
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