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    February 13

    • NapSnacks: Red Velvet Banana Pudding


      The Library is excited to host local baking enthusiast Hermeline Pierre of "Dis Tew Good" for a virtual workshop. Adding her unique touch to a classic recipe, Hermeline will walk us through her now renowned Red Velvet variation. Registration required for zoom link and ingredient list. According to Robert Moss of Serious Eats, the first actual banana pudding recipe appeared in 1888, and it was not in a Southern periodical but in the Massachusetts-based Good Housekeeping. It's quite similar to a traditional English trifle, with bananas incorporated as the fruit. Banana pudding recipes flooded the nation in the 1890s, appearing in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and cookbooks in all parts of the country. The layered custard and sponge cake version was by far the most common, but there were plenty of other variants offered, too. By far the most lasting innovation in banana pudding-making occurred around 1920, when cooks started swapping out the traditional sponge cake and replacing it with a more convenient base: vanilla wafers.

February 2021
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