March 4, 2014

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with New Orleans Bananas Foster

Y'all know I have a sweet tooth but you may be surprised to know my favorite dessert isn't chocolate or fried or even a baked treat but it's classic Southern Bananas Foster! It is sweet and creamy and anytime I see it on a menu I have to order it! Even better, it's simple to make at home too so I thought I would share my recipe for Bananas Foster today in honor of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, since the recipe originated in New Orleans and is a Cajun favorite.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Ingredients:

Makes 2-4 servings, depending on size
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced in half then lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Rum (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • Vanilla (or go festive and try King Cake flavor) ice cream, I used 4 scoops

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, add butter and brown sugar.
  2. Stir until melted and bubbly.
  3. Add rum then using a long lighter carefully light of fire to flambe and cook the rum.
  4. When the flame cooks down add the sliced bananas and cinnamon. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  5. Serve warm in bowls on top of ice cream.
Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to make this tasty Cajun dessert!
For the bananas: peel, cut in half, and then cut in half again lengthwise.

Melt a stick of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir until melted and bubbly.
Add rum then carefully light the liquid to flambe. Cook until fire is extinguished 
and rum is cooked down.

Add bananas and cinnamon and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
Delicious, sweet bananas and sauce and ready to add to ice cream!
Usually vanilla ice cream is served with Bananas Foster but in honor of Fat Tuesday I used festive  Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream by Blue Bell.

Bananas Foster
is the perfect dessert for celebrating Fat Tuesday (or any day for that matter!)
This weekend my friends and I had a fun Girl's Night Out which included shopping, hair and makeup, and dinner at my favorite Cajun restaurant, Copelands of New Orleans
Thanks to Jane Iredale Makeup for a fantastic day!
I always order their Bananas Foster for dessert! Yum!
We celebrated Mardi Gras this year in Lake Charles at the Children's Parade.
Ava loved the parade and had a bag full of loot by the end including beads, candy, and stuffed animals! My mom was visiting so she enjoyed the parade with us. What a great time we had!
 
 
Ava with her Mama and Oba enjoying the parade.
Ava enjoying her treats- she caught an ice pop and a Moonpie!
3 generations! My mom, Ava, and me!
I even made my first King Cake this year! Not so pretty but it sure tasted good :)
Happy Fat Tuesday!
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1 comment:

  1. Stopping by from Bloggy Moms Blog Hop :) Your Bananas Fosters looks sooo delicious! It may only be 7:30am but it's ok to eat for breakfast, right!?!?!? ;)

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