Monday, July 25, 2011

Bananas Foster

This is a super simple but very fun and flavorful dessert recipe,
just don't burn your house down making it!

Bananas Foster

1⁄2 stick butter

1 cup brown sugar

1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

1⁄4 cup banana liqueur

4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved

1⁄4 cup dark rum

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet.

Place the pan over low heat, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Stir in the banana liqueur, and then place the bananas in the pan.

When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum.

Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, and then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum (or light with long match or long lighter, be very careful).

When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream.

Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.

This is the actual Bananas Foster recipe from the original source and creator of this dessert: Brennan's Restaurant.

In 1951, Chef Paul created Bananas Foster. The scrumptious dessert was named for Richard Foster, who served with Owen Edward Brennan, (the founder of Brennan's Restaurant) on the New Orleans Crime Commission. Richard Foster was a frequent customer of Brennan's and a very good friend of Owen.


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