Flambéing bananas and rum in front of your guests gives you massive kitchen cred. (And this dessert is actually easy!) What’s not good cred? Having the fire department at your dinner party, too. So make sure nothing flammable is near the pan.
Special equipment: If you’re cooking over an electric stove, use a long match or a grill lighter to ignite the rum vapors.
Game plan: You’ll need to make the Vanilla Bean Ice Cream before you begin. Or pick up some high-quality ice cream at the store.