Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flambéed Banana Split

You can never go wrong with setting your dessert on fire. This dessert was definitely spur of the moment. I wasn't even that hungry. I just wanted to set something on fire. And so I did..
I made crepe suzette in high school as a project for cooking class. I needed some special written consent form to bring in liquor. I can't believe they let me do that. Here I was giving a presentation to my entire class and I chicken out when it comes to lighting the match, I asked my teacher to do it. *sigh* Not my best moment. But truly, setting something on fire is a little frightening. I mean I held a match to a pan of boiling liquid that bursts into flame. I don't have that fancy long-stemmed lighter or anything, no sir. Just a fucking match and my hand. Wow, am I starting to sound like a pussy or what? You should just try it.

So as I was saying, I wasn't hungry, just bent on burning something, but I ate this dessert and enjoyed it. Sooo good. It doesn't hurt that it was boozy. And yeah, I'm talking besides the alcohol that burnt (which is just sad).
I can't remember if I had previously mentioned the fact that I infused pear vodka and kept the mushy pears. I mean it's kind of ridiculous to infuse pear vodka for three weeks just for the mush to make an ice cream use whatever you fancy. Or if you are in the area call me, I have a ton!

Flambéed Banana Split
Serves 1

1 Tb. Mushy Vodka Infused Pears
1 Tb. Pear Vodka
1 Tsp. Caramel
1 Banana
1 tsp. butter
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Pinch of Cinnamon

Mix first three ingredients together. Spread on a pretty plate in a nice shallow puddle. Slice banana in half lengthwise, and again in half, perpendicular. Melt butter in pan on medium-high heat, add pinch of cinnamon. Add bananas, get that nice browning going and add the booze and light it on fire! Turn off the heat, add scoop of vanilla ice cream to pear-vodka-caramel puddle add bananas on top of that. Seriously this good. Good. So Good.

1 comment:

  1. Well Bun'y this looks good. I should come over some time and have you make me one.