CHAR POTES PREPARES LIAM RYALSʼ
BANANA PUDDING RECIPE
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk
4 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Melt butter and milk on medium heat in a medium-size saucepan.
Add sugar and whisk until smooth. Remove saucepan from heat.
In a separate bowl, while whisking the egg yolks vigorously, slowly
add 2-3 tablespoons of the hot milk mixture to the yolks to temper
Slowly spoon the egg mixture back into the milk mixture, 1 tablespoon
at a time, until fully combined. Continue to whisk the mixture.
In a separate bowl, spoon 4-5 tablespoons of the mixture with the
flour. Stir until completely combined, making sure that all lumps are
Slowly combine the flour mixture back into the saucepan over
Continue to whisk the mixture for about 8-12 minutes or until it is
thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in vanilla.
Assemble in a 9 x 13 dish or large glass bowl in the following order:
custard, wafers, sliced bananas. This will make 2-4 complete layers,
depending on container size.
Cover the container with a sheet of plastic wrap. Press the plastic
wrap directly onto the pudding so skin does not form.
Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
To serve, top with whipped cream and more crumbled cookies.
Food has been connecting
cultures for a long time. Many
people’s first exposures to
other cultures is through their
food. In fact, food is a language.
The difference between just eating cultural dishes
and learning to cook them is like hearing someone
speak a language and learning it yourself. Rather
than just tasting the outcome, we understand the
work that goes into developing the recipe, finding
the ingredients, and making the dish. We learn
not only the differences of our own cultures, but
the similarities. When we learn the language of
cooking from one another’s cultures, we advance
intercultural communication and strengthen
Char interviews Congressman John Lewis on CNN. Lewis’ advice to Char:
“Tell them you’ve been touched by the spirit of history.”
1 stick butter
2 boxes Nilla Wafers
5 large bananas, sliced
Whipped cream for topping
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