Banana Sponge

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • package of gelatine
  • cup of cold water
  • cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of banana pulp
  • Whites of 3 eggs
  • Slices of banana


Soften the gelatine in cold water, add the boiling water and sugar; when the sugar is dissolved strain over the banana pulp, heat to the scalding point, cool, add the lemon juice and beat over ice water until light and cold, then beat in, gradually, the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Turn the mixture into a mould lined with slices of banana. Serve cold, ornamented with whipped cream, sweetened and flavored.