3 bananas.

1/3 cupful flour.

1 cupful sugar.

3/4 cupful boiling water.

1 tablespoonful butter.

1/4 teaspoonful vanilla.

2 eggs.

Flaky pastry.

Bake a shell of the pastry. In the meantime cream together the sugar and butter, beat in the egg yolks and flour, add the boiling water, and cook, stirring constantly until thickened. When the cream is cool, add the vanilla, slice the bananas, put a layer in the pastry shell, spread with a layer of the cream, lay on another of bananas, and top with cream. Whip the egg whites with two tablespoonfuls of sugar until fluffy and dry, spread over the pie, and bake until a delicate brown. Those who do not like very sweet desserts will find that a three-quarter cupful of sugar is ample.