Culinary Insitute of New Orleans

Bananas Foster
Serves 8 - (4 ounce portions)

1/4 lb. Butter
2 cups Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Dark Rum
1/2 cup Banana Liquor
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
4 Bananas (peeled and quartered)
8 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

In a skillet, melt the butter on a low fire and add dark brown sugar to make a paste. The butter should absorb the dark brown sugar. Add the bananas followed by the dark rum and banana liquor. Increase temperature to high. Take a spoonful of sauce and light it with a candle. Return the lit spoon to the skillet to flame. Sprinkle in cinnamon while flame is burning. Allow flame to go out and serve over ice cream.

Culinary Tip :
Pineapple juice is a great replacement for the dark rum and banana liquor. Flaming may be dangerous. This dessert does not require flaming to be delicious.