Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bananas Foster

Though I often have a glass of wine with dinner, we don't really drink liquor at our house.  We do go through a lot of rum though, specifically because I am addicted to this recipe.

In my mind, the bananas count as a serving of fruit and I serve it over plain yogurt instead of ice cream, so I enjoy it pretty much guilt-free.

This is for a single hefty serving.

Start with 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts), and cook until the butter melts.

Pour 3 to 6 tablespoons of rum into a small bowl.  Remove the butter mixture from the heat and add the rum.  When you put the pan back onto the heat, step back.  It's gorgeous, but hot and dangerous.  (hey that sounds like me,...okay, okay, sorry, back to the dessert).  The reason you pour the rum from the big bottle into a separate bowl is so that you don't inadvertently create a molotov cocktail, sending the entire bottle of rum up in flames.  (I agree that's probably not necessary, but I can't help myself).

When the flames die down, add the banana chunks.

Stir and just warm the bananas. Then serve over ice cream or yogurt.  Super yummy.

This is where I'm partying:


Adrianne Surian said...

New motto for the day: Gorgeous, hot, and dangerous.

I have never tried bananas foster before. Lighting things on fire in my kitchen sounds like a really bad idea for me, though. :P

Macey said...

I really need to try this one day...my husband LOVES all things bananas. :) Maybe why he loves me?!

Unknown said...

This looks great! WAY better than what I am eating. (leftover take out Chinese food) I have never tried bananas foster before either. The flame aspect of it does freak me out!:) Maybe one day I will get brave. Or we can all head to your house you gorgeous, hot lady you and you can make it for us. :)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this looks so so good i'm pinning it for later I'd love it if you would add this to my party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

This looks amazing! I'm passing the Versatile Blogger Award on to you as well. I hope you accept and pass on the love!


Lesley said...

Oh get real! As if I am expected to not try to chew through the monitor now? If I get a chipped tooth it's your fault.

Anonymous said...

oh wow... that flame picture is amazing! the desert looks pretty darn good too. I would be able to have this as a dinner though. Right?

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