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

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Flambéd bananas
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
Squeeze the juice, add zests to juice, add 10 g Vanilla sugar, mix and set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Flambéd bananas
Heat serving plates.

Peel 4 bananas, cut in half lengthways.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Flambéd bananas
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
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
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
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
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
Put two half bananas in each plate, cover with syrup, and serve immediately.
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.
To eat right now.
Home made, but originally from Lulu.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,692 Kcal or 7,084 Kj15 gr260 gr67 gr
85 %6 %25 %10 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
135 Kcal or 565 Kj1 gr21 gr5 gr
7 %<1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
423 Kcal or 1,771 Kj4 gr65 gr17 gr
21 %1 %6 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.14 €
  • Per person : 0.79 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm autumn salad, Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, Fillets of sole meunière, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Fillets of sole meunière, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Fruit crémeux, Blackcurrant-almond muffins, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Lemon tart, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry mousse with mascarpone, Apricot blancmange, Viennese Shortbread, Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Bounty-style tart for Alison, ... All
BananaBanana: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fruit salad, Exotic fruit tart, Pavlova, ... All
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    Posted by Jane april 29th 2010 at 16:19 n° 1
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