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                          CHOCOLATE BANANA TRIFLE
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    13"x9 Chocolate Cake
    4                    RIPE Bananas, Sliced
    1       c            Whipping Cream
      1/4   c            Almonds, Blanched, Toasted
                         -& Slivered
      1/4   c            Maraschino Cherries, Halved
                         -----CHOCOLATE PUDDING-----
    2       c            Whole Milk
      1/2   c            Granulated Sugar
    5       oz           Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Grated
    2       tb           Cornstarch
    2       tb           Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
    4       tb           Water
    2                    Eggs
    4                    Egg Yolks
    2       tb           Vanilla
   Prepare the chocolate pudding first. Place the milk,
   sugar and chocolate in a medium saucepan. Cook,
   stirring, over medium heat until the chocolate is
   melted and the mixture is on the verge of boiling.
   Sift the cornstarch and cocoa powder together. Add
   water and mix thoroughly. Stir the cornstarch mixture
   into the chocolate mixture. Whisk in the whole eggs
   and the extra egg yolks. Cook until thickened (about 5
   minutes). Add the vanilla extract. Pour into a bowl.
   Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Cut the chocolate
   cake into 3 squares. Layer half the pieces of
   chocolate cake in a large trifle or other large glass
   bowl, cutting the pieces to fit. Arrange half of the
   banana slices around the sides of the bowl and on top
   of the cake. Spread half the chocolate pudding over
   the cake and around the sides. Repeat the process with
   another layer of cake, more banana slices and the rest
   of the chocolate pudding. Whip the whipping cream and
   slather over the top of the topmost layer of chocolate
   pudding. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and garnish
   with cherry halves. Chill.
   Joel Ehrlich
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