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Flambéd bananas

Flambéd bananas

The trick of this recipe is to end up with bananas caramelised on the outside, still firm on the inside, coated with a tasty syrup which is not 95% butter.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.16 min.40 min.
Preservation: To eat right now.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
10 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #1 Wash carefully 1 lime and 1 orange, cut zests (get organic fruit if possible, especially when peel is used, as in this recipe).
Stage 2
5 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #2 Squeeze the juice, add zests to juice, add 10 g Vanilla sugar, mix and set aside.
Stage 3
5 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #3 Heat serving plates.

Peel 4 bananas, cut in half lengthways.
Stage 4
3 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #4 Put 30 g Clarified butter in a frying pan over medium heat to melt (if you don't have clarified butter, use normal butter instead).

Scatter half of 30 g caster sugar, allow to caramelize slightly and add bananas.
Stage 5
1 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #5 Leave bananas to caramelize as short a time as possible (2-3 minutes maximum, bananas must stay firm inside and golden brown outside, otherwise they become limp) then turn them over and sprinkle the other half of 30 g caster sugar.
Stage 6
5 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #6 As soon as the second side is golden brown, add ½ glass rum, agitate the pan gently, and light with a match, or by approaching the gas flame.
Stage 7
3 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #7 A soon as flames are out, pour in fruit suice and bring to boil.

Then remove bananas, cut in two and put onto hot plates (one banana per guest).
Stage 8
5 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #8 With a wooden spatula, deglaze frying pan bottom and reduce syrup slightly. During this operation the zests will crystallize a little.
Stage 9
3 min.
Flambéd bananas  : Photo of step #9 Put two half bananas in each plate, cover with syrup, and serve immediately.

Remarks

For success with this recipe, it's important to use bananas that are not too ripe, which can be cooked the few minutes necessary to caramelise and not become too soft. The perfect flambéd banana is golden brown all over, tender but still a little firm, and coated with its delicious rum, citrus fruit and vanilla syrup.

All proportions of butter and sugar are very approximate, don't hesitate to modify them to taste, but try not to add more butter, it adds nothing.

It's not necessary to use a great rum, an ordinary one will do.

For a children's version, you can leave out rum, it's still very good.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
135015 gr219 gr67 gr
68 %6 %21 %10 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1081 gr18 gr5 gr
5 %<1 %2 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3373 gr54 gr16 gr
17 %1 %5 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 3.14 €
Per person : 0.79 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made, but originally from Lulu.
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This recipe use (among others)
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pain perdu, Fillets of sole meunière, Pear and lime meringue pie, Fillets of sole meunière, Warm apple feuillantines, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quick bramble jelly, Four quarters, Old style brioche, Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa , Nougat, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Basque , Apricot fool, Chocolate cake, Strawberries with mint and cream, Apple Strudel, ... All
BananaBanana: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fruit salad, Pavlova, Exotic fruit tart, ... All

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