After having a traditional Jamaican Sunday dinner of Roast Chicken, Rice and Peas, Macaroni and Cheese and Tossed Salad I like to have Bananas Foster for dessert. This dessert was introduced to me by my mother after a trip to New Orleans where this dessert originates.
The dessert was created by Chef Paul at the famous Brennan’s Restaurant in 1951. Here is the original recipe adapted from the Brennan’s Restaurant website :
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup banana liqueur
- 4 bananas, cut in half
lengthwise, then halved
- ¼ cup dark rum
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a skillet. Place the pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum.
- Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot.
- Lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.
It’s a simple dessert to make and definitely hits that sweet spot! Happy Sunday!