September 11, 2018

BANANA FLAMBE

Ingredients:
Butter - 50 gms (cut into small pieces)
Dark soft brown sugar - 75 gms
Ground cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Ripe, firm bananas - 4 (peeled and cut into half lengthwise)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Hard vanilla ice cream - 570 ml
Orange liqueur - 2 tbsp
Dark rum - 50 ml

Method:

  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan over moderate heat, then stir in the sugar and cinnamon. 
  • When the mixture is bubbling, add the bananas and lemon juice.
  • Cook for 3 or 4 minutes, spooning the syrup over the bananas. 
  • The bananas should not overcook and become mushy.
  • Spoon the ice cream into 4 dessert dishes.
  • Add the liqueur and rum in the pan, and heat for about 5 seconds.
  • Carefully light the syrup with a match.
  • When the flames die down, serve with the bananas over the ice cream.
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