Strangely fascinating, this idea. Is it pudding made FOR monkeys? Pudding made OF monkeys? If it is pudding made of monkeys, what part of the monkey do they use? His/her creamy brains. I found myself needlessly befuddled, and decided to embark on a quest on the Worlb Wibe Web (see, my brain is confused so it is all B's) to illuminate this dark issue.
I did find this monkey, who does like pudding, according to the photo's subtitle, "PET MONKEY EATING PUDDING AT FIREBASE." Look at how pointy his ears are!!! That means he is full of mischief. I should know.
Then I found the website Recipe Circus!!! They have a recipe for Monkey Pudding. Boy, it sounds delicious.
6 slices whole wheat bread, torn into big cubes
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut
2 tbsp. margarine or butter, melted
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup chopped pecans
BUTTER RUM SAUCE:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cream
3/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tbsp. rum or 1 tsp. rum flavoring
PUDDING: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Place bread cubes in a greased 9-in. baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, banana and cinnamon. Add remaining ingredients, except chopped pecans and Butter Rum Sauce.
Pour mixture evenly over bread, moistening completely. Sprinkle pecans on top.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool. Serve warm with Butter Rum Sauce.
BUTTER RUM SAUCE: In a sauce, melt butter; add brown sugar and cream. Boil rapidly 8 to 10 minutes; add rum or rum flavoring. Serve warm.
Makes about 1 cup
It could be a new office party fad -- Monkey Pudding Party! Heck, I would come.