Also, since Valentine's Day is coming up, this is a good way to make your special someone a unique treat while also wooing them with your torch wielding skills. Maybe if you have some properly curved bananas you can arrange them in the shape of a heart!
Also, it's a great treat for the kids. Even the young ones can help out with cutting the bananas or spooning on the sugar.
DANGER! DANGER! - This instructable uses a propane torch with an open flame capable of burning skin, hair, clothing, pets, furniture, and pretty much anything else combustible if it isn't used properly. If it is used properly, then none of those things should happen. Personal protective equipment should be used when appropriate.
Credit where credit is due - I learned about this from Alton Brown's TV show Good Eats. Check it out sometime, best cooking show ever.
Step 1: What You Need
Also, you'll need something fireproof to work on. We usually use a cookie sheet. Be careful you don't melt anything underneath it.
Step 2: Preparations
Step 3: Meltdown
Light the torch and apply the flame to the sugar. Only the tip of the flame needs to touch the sugar. It will start to melt, then bubble and turn brown. Keep the torch moving so you don't over do it and burn the sugar.
The caramel is done it should have a shiny, glassy appearance.