Southern Banana Pudding

by Charlotte Bonavida
Southern Banana Pudding – Verse Two

“A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky. ”

― Maya Angelou, Caged Bird
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“But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
 
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.”

“The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
 
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing. “

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“The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.”

Southern Banana Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 14 oz can of condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 large ripe bananas sliced
  • 16 chessman cookies
  • 2 cups fresh whipped cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium glass bowl, whisk the sugar and eggs together for a minute then add the salt, cornstarch, milk, and condensed milk and mix thoroughly.

  2. In large saucepan or saucier, heat the mixture on medium low heat slowly for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla paste. Put back in the glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  4. Layer in trifle or serving dish the cookies, pudding, and bananas. Top with whip cream and a couple of crushed cookies.

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