Banana Flambe :)

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Hi! This is my second instructable. you may have read my first on how to make valentines day treats. But this is an instructable that includes fire! I like fire. Fire makes everything more fun. So why don't all recipies use fire? Well, this is a recipie that uses fire, so have fun!

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Step 1: Stuff You Need:

You need: rum, pan, lighter, two bannanas, and a cutting board, knife, and spatula.

Step 2: Prep the Bannanas...

cut the bannanas into quarters. look at the pic below for the way to cut the quarters.

Step 3: Get Ready to Cook...

put the quartered bannanas in a pan, get the spatula ready, and put the heat on to medium low. lightly brown the undersides of the bannanas.

Step 4: Get Ready to Flammbae...

add rum...

Step 5: Heat It Up!

Heat up the rum, so you get a bigger flame when you light it up.

Step 6: LIGHT IT!!!!!

When the rum gets little bubbles, take the lighter and light it. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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    dark rum might make it taste more interesting.  thanks for the tip of using sugar and butter to brule the bannanas before flambeing them!  also, try slicing strawberries really thin and adding blueberries also with the bananas and putting the finished product over vanilla ice cream! it tastes really great!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    This dessert almost always needs a liquid and sugar and spices to seal it via a caramelized coating so that the flambé doesn't scorch the fruit. I like the adapted JOC recipe a lot, you might like it also: (It's a little more work, but it's extraordinarily good.) 4 bananas 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. cognac 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. cognac (or dark rum, tia maria, etc.) Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 2 oranges Rind of 1 lemon, sliced Whipped cream Cinnamon Place bananas, brown sugar, cognac and lemon juice. Marinate 15 minutes. Cream butter and sugar together, then heat over medium until sugar is dissolved and it creates a syrup. When golden brown pour in orange juice; mix well. Cook 2 or 3 minutes. Stir constantly. Add banana mix to orange mix; add lemon rind and cook 1 minute. Pour in cognac and flambe. Cook 1 minute on high. Add whipped cream and cinnamon.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Just so you know, it's spelled flambé. :) This is a very dressed down version, but I'm sure the caramelization/browning of the bananas keeps it nice and sweet.

    it turned out well without butter. The tipe of rum dosn't matter except it has to be over 40 % alcohol so it burns. vote for me for the sweet treats contest!:)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You forgot the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Start with melting the butter in the pan, then add the brown sugar and cinnamon. add the bananas. then the rum and light it. Serve in a bowl and add ice cream.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    No butter? No Sugar? What's your opinion on dark rum instead of white? L