Banana Flambe

banana flambe

No flambe this time. I couldn’t find any matches. LOL.

This is another of my grandfather’s recipes. He used to love making it for my sister, cousins and me and now I enjoy cooking it up for my kids. As recipes go, it couldn’t be easier.

The original recipe called for guava jelly (that’s marmalade to my British friends). I couldn’t find any so I used orange marmalade which did the job just fine.

The photos here are displaying my downsized version of the recipe as I was only making it for my two daughters. The recipe below serves six. Banana flame is great served on it’s own but is even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Where’s the flambe?

You might notice that there isn’t any flame above my banana flambe. That’s because I couldn’t find a match. I hold my hands up, I didn’t prepare very well. Still, I decided to call this¬†banana flambe banana flambe anyway as calling it ‘banana’ wouldn’t be right either.

As I watched my daughters dig into this, I ate a raw banana. Growing older can be difficult in such situations. I prefer to save my calorie intake for the weekends though so boring banana it was for me.

Banana flambe

One missing ingredient… a match, which was why my banana flambe was actually just ‘banana’.

Banana flambe

Melt the butter, marmalade and sugar.

Banana flambe

The syrup is ready.

Banana flambe

Place the bananas in a buttered casserole

Banana flambe

Cover the bananas with the syrup and bake.

banana flambe

Banana Flambe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (125ml) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup () brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • ½ cup rum
  • 6 bananas - sliced lengthwise
  • Juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200c (400f)
  2. Melt the butter over low heat and then add the brown sugar and marmalade.
  3. Stir for about five minutes until you have a thin syrup
  4. Add ¼ cup of rum and simmer for a further minute or so.
  5. Now place the bananas in a buttered casserole dish and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  6. Pour the syrup over the bananas and place in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  7. Just before serving, add the rest of the rum, ignite and serve flaming.