January 1, 2017
Recipe makes four servings. Preparation time is 15 minutes.
8 tablespoons salted butter
3/4 cup lightly packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup crème de banana liquor
4 medium-size ripe bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
1.5 ounces of brandy to flame
4 to 8 scoops vanilla bean ice cream (frozen yogurt and non-dairy ice cream substitutes work, too. Try a berry sorbet for a twist on the traditional.)
Four chilled serving bowls
In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir until golden brown, add banana liqueur and sugar, and mix well. Lay bananas, flat side down, in pan. Heat for three minutes or until banana is tender. Add brandy around the edge of the pan. If cooking over gas, tip the pan into the flame to ignite the...