Cookbook:Chocolate Bananas Foster

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In New Orleans, where Bananas Foster was invented, they'll bring out a hot plate and make the dish table side, including a spectacular flambé.



  1. Combine all ingredients except bananas, powdered sugar, orange, and rum in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once mixture comes to a boil add bananas, making sure to keep at least 1/2 an inch between them. Cook for 1 minute per side.
  2. Remove bananas from pan and keep warm. Bring mixture again to a strong boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and add rum. If rum has not ignited by itself, do so carefully either with a firestick or a long fireplace match. Wait until flames die out before stirring in zest.
  3. Spoon sauce over bananas and dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm with some ice cream.