The go-to dessert for any time of day
ONCE known only as a much-loved breakfast food, over time granola has diversified to become the perfect kitchen staple for every time of day.
This is a lovely layered dessert packed with fruit and crunchy granola, and completely customisable. This is my husband's go-to dessert. Serves 4-8.
370g skim milk
2 tbs cornstarch (cornflour)
1 tbs sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg yolk
½ tsp natural vanilla essence (extract)
1 banana, thinly sliced
100g baked granola of your choice
90g whipped cream (optional).
METHOD: Combine the milk, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk together until there are no lumps. Whisk in the egg yolk, then heat until bubbling and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat, and stir in the mashed banana and vanilla. Leave to cool to close to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Layer the ingredients in a glass or jar. Start with the granola, then add the pudding mixture, banana slices and whipped cream (if using). Repeat.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Best eaten on the day it is made.
Recipe extract from Homemade Granola by Elise Barber is published by New Holland Publishers Australia, RRP $29.99. Available in book stores and online.