Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bananas Foster Waffles

When serving bananas foster waffles or another fancy dessert disguised as breakfast, the point is always to impress the living crud out of people. This is accomplished by 1.) making the dish in the first place, 2.) using the word "flambe" (I don't know how to make that little French symbol on the keyboard), and 3.) announcing the dish casually, as if you are serving up a plate of Eggos with microwaved bananas (don't worry, the moment everyone sees them it will be quite obvious that you're not).

Bananas Foster Waffles

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 bananas, sliced2 tsp. heavy cream
1 tsp. cinnamon2 tbs. rum (spiced or flavored rum is fine if the flavor is a complementary one) 
1 cup vanilla ice cream (optional)
whipped cream for topping (optional)
4 prepared waffles

Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Stir in heavy cream and cinnamon (mixture will look vaguely like caramel sauce). Pour rum over the top and use a long match or long fireplace lighter to ignite. Due to the small amount of rum the recipe calls for, the flame should die down after one minute or less. Cook and stir for one more minute. Remove from heat. Top waffles with bananas foster mixture and garnish with a small scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Bananas foster waffles - actually, bananas foster period - can be made quickly and easily, and it goes a long way in the impression category.

1 comment:

  1. I just love waffles. I think I have about 4-5 recipes about them on my blog....but not like this! These are decadent! LOVE them!
    I am happily ensconced as your first "follower" Nice to meet you Brook!