vanilla custard and cookie parfaits

on the right weekend

afternoon, an hour can

yield four recipes

source, 6 servings

custard: 3/4 c sugar, 1/4 c cornstarch, 1/4 t salt, 6 yolks, 3 1/2 c whole milk, 2 T butter, 2 T vanilla; cookies: 1 c sugar, 1 stick butter, soft; 1 egg, 1 T vanilla, 3/4 t powder, pinch salt, 1 1/3 c flour; meringues: 6 whites, sugar, vanilla; homemade whipped cream; sliced bananas

custard: cook sugar, cornstarch, salt, yolks, milk until thickened, stirring; remove from heat, add butter and vanilla; chill until set; cookies: cream butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, mix in remaining, bake 24 cookies on parchment, 350 F, until tops are golden; to serve: layer custard, cookies, banana, whipped cream, cinnamon, repeat

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