Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cooking Around the World: Malawi, Part II

I meant to make this as dessert when we had our Cooking Around the World: Malawi, Part I dinner, but we were all full. So, I opted to make this for breakfast today. Dessert for breakfast, you say?!? I know. But it has milk, orange juice, and bananas. Sounds breakfast-y to me.


This is a classic dessert soup made with bananas that originates from Malawi, adapted by me because, as you know, I can't follow a recipe to save my life! Serves 4.

3 C organic whole milk
juice from one orange
2 T honey
2 T cornstarch
cinnamon and raw turbinado sugar for garnish
3 bananas

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, orange juice, honey, and cornstarch. As it heats, the soup will begin to thicken. Cook till desired thickness; ours was still pretty liquidy. Float slices of bananas in your soup and garnish with cinnamon and raw sugar.

Well, this wraps our tabletop travel to Malawi. We tried Roasted Mbatata, Cabbage Ndiwo, and now this Banana Soup. These Global Table Ambassadors are signing off for now. We're heading to Malaysia next.

*Update 5/31/2013: Added to Katherine Martinelli's Banana Linky*

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