1.13.2011

Temptation Thursday

“Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table.”
-William Powell


Hello! The recipe I am sharing today is my variation of the original Bananas Foster recipe. The original source and creator of this dessert was Brennan's Restaurant, in New Orleans (which I highly recommend). In 1951, Chef Paul created Bananas Foster and named it for Richard Foster, who served with Owen 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.

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana”
-Groucho Marx



(photo from Brennans.com)

Bananas Foster
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

* 8 medium bananas
* 1/4 cup butter
* 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup banana liqueur
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 cup dark rum
* french vanilla ice cream
* cinnamon sugar

Directions:

1.) Peel bananas & cut each banana in half lengthwise.
2.) Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
3.) Stir in brown sugar, liqueur, and cinnamon.
4.) Bring to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes.
5.) Add bananas; cook for 4 minutes or until tender.
5.) Remove from heat.
6.) Add rum to pan, and ignite rum with a long match.
7.) Stir bananas gently until flame dies down.
8.) Place 2 scoops of ice cream in 8 bowls.
9.) Serve banana mixture over ice cream.
10.) Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Thought of the Day:

“Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, "No, thank you," to dessert that night. And for what!”
-Erma Bombeck


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

3 comments:

Kelli Nicholson Herrington said...

Looks heavenly I cant wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

PoetessWug said...

Delicious!!

Dorana said...

OMGOSH!!!! absolutely wonderful! just had this yummy dessert tonight after salad and spinach & ham quiche - LOL - the hubby enjoyed playing with the fire! thank you! siempre- dorana