Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bananas Flambe

One of my family's favorite desserts is this recreated version of Bananas Foster.  It is quick, easy, quite the show, and delicious.

WARNING: I accept no responsibility should anyone burn their house down attempting this recipe.  You don't have to ignite the dish, it's just way cooler if you do.

Bananas Flambe
Serves 4

2 barely ripe bananas, cut lengthwise and into thirds
2 TBSP coconut oil
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP bourbon (you could also use rum)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla ice cream (optional, but highly recommended)

Melt coconut oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Arrange bananas in skillet and brown, approximately 3 minutes per side.  While bananas are frying, mix together honey, bourbon, and vanilla extract.  When bananas are browned on both sides, sprinkle with cinnamon.  Pour sauce over bananas and, if cooking with gas, tilt pan slightly until alcohol ignites (you could also use a cooking torch or match to do this if you have an electric stove).  Let flames burn down.  Serve over ice cream, if desired.