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Brennan's Bananas Foster #FantasticalFoodFight


I love the Fantastical Food Fight coordinated by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. For more information about the event, click here. I haven't been very good at participating, but this month, I couldn't resist. We were given the challenge of making a recipe with rum. So. Many. Possibilities. I did test a Honey and Rum-Glazed Salmon that didn't quite make the cut, but it was a nice starting point and a tasty dinner.


All the Rum Creations

Brennan's Bananas Foster

This is a riff on the Bananas Foster recipe from the original creator of this dessert: Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans. In 1951, Chef Paul created Bananas Foster, naming it for Richard Foster, a frequent customer and very good friend.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1 C organic granulated sugar
  • 4 bananas, sliced into thick coins
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Procedure

Combine the butter and sugar in medium skillet. Place the pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. 

The sugar will dissolve, bubble, begin to burn, and form a smooth caramel.



Place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften, carefully add the rum.


Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames die down, scoop the bananas over ice cream in individual serving dishes. Generously spoon warm caramel sauce over the top and serve immediately.

Comments

  1. Bananas Foster is always such a treat at a restaurant! I have always wanted to try it at home. I think I have just been inspired!

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  2. What a wonderful treat. I know your boys were happy with this challenge.

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  3. Yum! Bananas foster has been on my to-make list forever.

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  4. Oooh, you got flames!! I'm so impressed Camilla! Beyond impressed!

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  5. LOVE!!!!! Yum! You are on fire lady!

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  6. OMG, you actually got the flame, I remember trying to that with some brandy and I failed because I was so scared that the whole pan might tip! Dessert sounds delicious, never tried it.

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  7. This looks fabulous! My husband loves bananas foster and it looks like I'm going to have to remember to make it for him soon :)

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