Friday, September 9, 2011

Bananas Foster

I have never had bananas foster before.  But when I saw Duff Goldman make them on The Talk a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to try it out.  It was just full of yummy things so how could it be bad?  It didn't take much convincing to get Papa B to buy the liquor for it.  Unfortunately we didn't have any of the liquors on hand so we had to buy all 3.  It cost us over $30 for the small bottles.  So, if you plan on making this, I hope you already have the booze on hand.

Doesn't it look yummy?  It was delicious! We've been talking about making it again already.  Why not?  We already have the liquor now.  There's definitely enough for a few more runs.   So, here's the recipe:

Bananas Foster:

4 bananas
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter­
1 cup brown sugar­
1/4 cup banana liqueur­
1/4 cup dark rum
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream
1 tsp. freshly ground cinnamon

Slice the bananas about a 1/4 inch thick. Place the skillet over medium heat and melt the butter and brown sugar. Once the butter and brown sugar are melted, turn up the heat to high. As soon as the liquid starts bubbling, add the sliced bananas. Gently toss the bananas in the liquid to coat and lightly caramelize them, paying close attention to not overcook. Once coated, remove the pan from the burner, then add the Grand Marnier, dark rum, and banana liqueur. Place back on the burner, tip pan slightly until the liquor ignites, being careful not to spill - the flames will burn off the alcohol. Once flames subside, remove from burner.
Spoon warm sauce over ice cream scooped in bowls and top with whipped cream and freshly ground cinnamon. Serve immediately.

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