This is the original recipe right off the box. This is very pretty if you use the rainbow wafers.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
5 or 6 medium ripe bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Reserve 2 tablespoons sugar.
In top of double boiler combine remaining sugar, flour and salt. Beat in 1 whole egg and 3 egg yolks; reserve 3 egg whites. Stir in milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water, stirring constantly, 10 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spoon about 1/2 cup custard into bottom of 1 1/2-quart casserole dish, cover with a layer of Nilla wafers. Top with a layer of sliced bananas; pour about 2/3 cup custard over bananas. Continue layering , ending with custard.
In a small bowl, beat reserved egg whites until stiff but not dry; gradually adding 2 tablespoons reserved sugar; beat till mixture forms stiff peaks. Spoon on top of custard; spreading to cover entire surface.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes, or until surface is lightly browned. Just before serving garnish with banana slices, if desired.
Serve warm or chilled.
Makes 8 servings.