Friday, May 28, 2010

Bananas Foster Bombe Share Tags: dessert, dessert week 8 Bananas are naturally sweet and filling fruit. And they lend themselves to many wonderful dishes. Because it's certainly one of my favorites, I'm paying homage to the Brennans' Bananas Foster. The wedding season is just around the corner, the Bananas Foster Bombe would be perfect served at a bridal luncheon. Something old (Bananas Foster) is now something new with my Bananas Foster Bombes. Prep time: 35 minutes | Cook time: 12 minutes | Total time: 47 minutes | Servings: 2 2 ripe bananas
3 tbsp. of unsalted butter
5 tbsp. of light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. of fresh cinnamon
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/3 cup(s) of banana rum
1/2 cup(s) of Philadelphia (Whipped) Cream Cheese
1/4 cup(s) of ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp. of corn starch
Steps
Cut bananas cross-wise to 1/4".
In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
Add brown sugar and stir until sugar has completely dissolved.
Add vanilla extract.
Remove skillet from flame.
Add banana rum to caramel.
To get the flambe, allow the flame to meet the left rim of the skillet.
Place entire skillet over heat.
Turn burner off and allow flame to dissipate.
Turn burner on medium heat
Add and stir corn starch.
Allow caramel to come to a rolling boil.
Stir to ensure caramel doesn't burn.
Remove from heat and add bananas.
Set aside and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix Philadelphia (Whipped) Cream Cheese, ricotta cheese and confectioner's sugar.
To assemble, alternate between cheese mixture and bananas foster.
Enjoy your Bananas Foster Bombes.
*To accommodate a larger crowd, simply double or triple the ingredients.