Ode to an Overlooked Pudding

New York’s Magnolia Bakery is known for cupcakes (again, I repeat, when is this trend going to end?), but it’s not all they make. One compassionate blogger, Cakespy, gives a neglected treat its due:

It’s got to be hard being the #2 dessert at the Magnolia Bakery. We imagine it’s sort of like having a really famous sibling (who knows the name of the Olsen twins’ other sister, for crying out loud?). This is the plight of the Banana Pudding at Magnolia Bakery; delicious as it is, what is its place really, with those famous cupcakes in the spotlight?

Cakespy has penned an ode to the poor stepsister of a dessert:

Dearest Banana pudding,

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

We love the way you hang out in the bakery case, slightly chilled and a little aloof…don’t you know that playing hard to get just makes us want you more?

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Oh, banana pudding! For you, we’d gladly wait on that line all night until the cupcake bouncer deigned to let us in; even more happily, we’d breeze right by those ubiquitous little frosted treats, making a straight path toward you, sweet, wonderful you.

It’s a nice thing when a pudding gets the recognition it deserves. Even better when the recipe is offered as well. Lovers of banana pudding, eat your heart out. Those cupcakes are so 1990s anyway.