Friday 7 October 2011

Bananas Foster Pancakes

Bananas Foster is definitely an American classic consisting of bananas fried in alcohol and set to fire with some simple seasonings and served with ice cream. I was getting itchy for a bit of a sweet bite late at night and I invented my own! I don’t like ice cream so you can easily substitute it with whipped cream or custard as I did. Oh, and it requires pancakes, I made mine from a British pancake mix. This recipe is for 3-4 people. Enjoy!!

3-4 bananas (use whatever you have)
2 tbsp. butter
¼ c dark brown sugar
1 oz light or dark rum
1 oz Cointreau or any orange liquor
1 tsp. cinnamon
3-4 pancakes from a mix
Whipped cream/ice cream/custard serving

To Start:
Slice your bananas in circles.
Get your liquor and sugar together

To Cook:
In a pan melt the butter and get hot.
When hot add the sugar and cinnamon.
When the sugar starts to caramelize and bubble hit the pan with the alcohol, stirring to incorporate.
(Be careful as the alcohol could spark a flame)
Cook the alcohol off about 1-2 minutes and then add the bananas!
Serve inside a pancake and top with whipped cream!

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