“That thing sound so wutliss,” I laugh.
Now, lemme tell you, wutliss can mean all sortsa things. It can mean rude, worthless, wicked, vulgar…or it can have other meanings depending on the who what when where why and even how. In this context it was in relation to a recipe for a dessert.
Exotic Gyal, all cool and trendy in we humid-hot, Monday-midday living room, look at me for half a second, assessing what I just say. Then the sassiness and knowingness that does lurk always at the back of she eyes spring forth and full-up she gaze. She bust out laughing in recognition of the truth.
The dessert got a name that connote ruckshan-ness…that is, bad-girl-ness. Earthiness and sensuality. Full o’ phat-ness. Vulgarness too. Exotic Gyal say she used to buy this dessert in a market on the outskirts of Georgetown (I think that is where she did say). She jot down the recipe and I take the li’l ole note pad from she. She write neat and round:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla essence
Pinch of grated nutmeg
Mix all ingredients together.
Pour into greased square baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until top is soft to touch.
Cut into squares, serve hot or cold.
N.B. Top is jelly like.
Bottom is solid.
Go on, give in, try some Fat Top this holiday.