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Banana Trifle (Martha)


  • 1/2 cupful of milk
  • 1/2 cupful of water
  • 1 heaping teaspoonful of cornstarch
  • 1 even teaspoonful of sugar
  • 1/2 saltspoonful of salt
  • 2 bananas
  • 6 lady-fingers
  • 1/2 pint of cream, or the whipped white of one egg


Slice the bananas, and lay them in a glass dish in alternate layers with four lady-fingers split in two. Put the milk and water in a saucepan; add the sugar, salt, and the corn-starch diluted in a little cold water. When it has thickened pour it over the bananas, and let it stand until cold and ready to serve; then cover the top with whipped cream, or if that is not convenient use the whipped white of one egg sweetened with one tablespoonful of sugar. Split and break in two the remaining lady-fingers, and place them upright around the edge.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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