I first started making Banana Foster for my wife on our 9th Anniversary. Being from New Orleans, this is a dessert that I'd had plenty of times but it was all so new to her. I wanted to do something special since we wouldn't get the chance to go out for our special day. I remember me asking her what dessert she wanted for the dinner I'd be preparing that night. She excitedly exclaimed "Banana Foster"! I'm pretty sure she got the idea from watching one of those cooking shows that were on at the time. Needless to say, it's been almost 4 years later and she still puts in a special request for this dessert. And that is the reason for me making it live on periscope early yesterday morning. If you missed the live demo go over to katch.me, search chefpastryd and you'll find it there. Recipe below.
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 ceramic cup of brown sugar
- 1 shot glass of rum
- 1 shot glass of banana liqueur
- 2 bananas (halved twice)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Ice cream as desired (Vanilla is the traditional flavor of this dish)
-Mix the butter, cinnnamon and brown sugar in a skillet.
-Put the stove top heat on low and stir until the sugar dissolves.
-Next stir in the liqueur and add bananas
-The bananas will turn brown and get soft, after that add the rum
-Let the sauce cook a little and then you want to put fire to the pan (be very careful)
-After the flames are gone, take the bananas out of the pan, place onto your ice cream and scoop the sauce from the pan on top of the ice cream.