I made Bananas Foster for the first time a couple of days ago, using a recipe found here, and wow, was it good! I've never had it before, so I can't say if it was authentic or anything, but it was incredible.
But, here's the question-- I couldn't really get it to flambe much.
When I added the rum, the recipe said "add carefully" and "heat until rum is hot" but what is not specified is, does this mean I pour it carefully on top, rather than mix it in? I mixed it in without thinking, which perhaps was my error-- could only get a little flame or two. As one of the threads says, the alcohol mostly burns off anyway; and the end result was yummy.
But please help me understand how to flambe it next time!
(I followed the recipe exactly, except that I did not buy banana liqour, I just used rum instead-- butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, add rum, cook with bananas; add more rum and flambe. I doubt I am going to run out and buy a bottle of banana liquour (sp), but let me know if you think I really should. One recipe had OJ. I was very happy with the taste of my BF, but still open to suggestion.)