mark of the judas (misfit) wrote in vegancooking,
mark of the judas

Bananas Foster- why no flame?

I made bananas foster tonight, excited about the prospect of igniting poor innocent bananas ON FIRE! (Just kidding, I mean no ill will toward bananas). But when I tried to light the bananas on fire with a barbecue lighter, nothing happened! Do you think it was from not having enough liquor in the recipe? I cut the original recipe by 2/3, so maybe that's why...

Even with no flaming bananas, the recipe was delicious!

2 tablespoons margarine
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced lengthwise and halved
1/4 cup coconut rum
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Melt the margarine in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Lay the bananas in the pan and cook on both sides until they become slightly soft and begin to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the banana liqueur and then the rum and cinnamon. Tip the pan slightly and carefully ignite the alcohol with a long kitchen match or kitchen lighter to flambe. Put the pan back on the heat and shake it back and forth basting the bananas, until the flame dies out.
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