Monday, December 10, 2012

Banana Flambé with Grand Marnier

This is really a nice treat to have anytime of the year. At least I'll have it any season there's something so comforting about it. The kiddies wanted some ice cream so I thought mummy would make it a bit more posh. I had some bananas on hand and I figured instead of making them banana split, which they would've loved anyway why not have them try one of my favourites.

Banana Flambé

Flambé is French which means to drench in liqour and ignite. I'm not one to play with fire so I did this part outside of my kitchen with adult supervision, lol ; ) The fire burns the alcohol off but leaves a nice flavour of the liqour and gives the bananas a beautiful glaze.

For my kiddie version I left out the alcohol. I served it over vanilla ice cream with wafer thin specks of semi sweet chocolate. They loved it : )


3 ripe bananas sliced
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon Madagascar Bourbon vanilla
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
tub of vanilla ice cream

* I made a separate batch for the kiddies opting out the alcohol


On a non-stick skillet on medium heat melt the butter then add the dark brown sugar. Melt together then add the sliced bananas. Gently stir the bananas so that they don't break they become really soft when cooked. Add the vanilla still a gently and for the finale... Add the Grand Marnier and ignite. Do this with caution in my case I took my skillet out to the backyard.. Better to be safe and voila! Add to your ice cream..

Enjoy, TTFN!