Fruit: Bananas Foster Recipes by techgoddss

posted by techgoddess 12-15-100 3:45 PM

Bananas Foster

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 firm bananas
1/3 cup rum, brandy or orange-flavored liquer (Frangelica is good, too)
1 quart vanilla ice cream

Heat brown sugar, margarine, and cinnamon in chafing dish or attractive skillet until sugar and butter are melted. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Cut bananas into 12 inch slices; add to syrup and heat through, carefully turning slices to coat.

Heat rum in small long-handled pan just until warm; ignite with a long handled match and pour flaming over bananas. Stir; spoon over each serving of ice cream.

6 to 8 servings

posted by techgoddess 08-22-101 7:20 PM

Bananas Foster

4 tbsp. butter
3 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. banana liqueur
4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
About 1/4 cup rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Melt the butter over an alcohol burner in a flambe' pan or attractive skillet. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and banana liqueur and stir to mix. Heat for a few minutes, then place the halved bananas in the sauce and saute' until soft and lightly browned. Add the rum and allow it to heat well, then tip the pan so that the flame from the burner causes the sauce to light. Allow the sauce to flame until it dies out, tipping the pan with a circular motion to prolong the flaming. Serve over vanilla ice cream. First lift the bananas carefully out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream, then spoon the hot sauce from the pan over the top.

NOTE: This can also be prepared over a stove burner, then brought to the table and flamed, using a long-handled match.

Source: Brennan's Souvenir Cookbook (1975)

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