Bananas Foster

This dessert is so delicious and spectacular that you may want to have more than one serving. We consider this to be one of the most romantic dinner ideas, so call everyone into the kitchen for the display of fireworks!

Helpful Hint: make this at least once before doing it for a crowd. It can take a bit of finesse to get the flame to ignite.

Ingredients:

Combine cinnamon and sugar thoroughly. Peel and cut the bananas in half and again lengthwise. Sprinkle the bananas generously with the sugar mixture.

On a gas stove, put the flame on medium. Melt the butter in a skillet (cast iron works well) and place the bananas in skillet.

When the sugar on the bananas begins to caramelize (sugar melts and just begins to turn brown), flip the bananas and allow the other side to caramelize.

Pour the rum into the skillet. Tip the pan slightly sideways to allow the flame from the stove to catch the rum. A burst of flame will appear and quickly burn off.

When the flame dies off serve the bananas immediately over bread pudding or ice cream.





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