Bananas Foster is a dessert that originated in New Orleans,
Louisiana (US). It’s fairly easy to make and very impressive to
watch, not to mention delicious. The burst of dancing flames will
dazzle the audience, caramelize the bananas and tantalize your guests,
while pleasing the eyes and “astonishing” the taste buds all in one shot!
Peel and cut
bananas lengthwise and in half, then set aside.
Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to
Set burner to medium to high heat
Place the butter into the saucepan, stirring continuously to
Add 1 cup of brown sugar to the melted butter and stir constantly,
this should be allowed to cook and caramelize for about 3-5
minutes. Once the brown sugar and butter mixture is the consistency
of warm maple syrup, turn the burners to low.
Add the banana slices. Coat thoroughly and allow bananas to soften.
Add the vanilla extract. It may seem overpowering at first but it will mellow. Once the vanilla smell reduces add the spiced rum to the mix. Allow 10 seconds to simmer before lighting the mixture.
Let the mixture burn itself out and pour the warm bananas foster over the ice cream.
While fun to watch, the flames actually add nothing to the taste or texture of the final dish. So if you are scared: Don’t. It will taste exactly the same.
Add additional flare by sprinkling a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the flames. It will create a sparkling effect.
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