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An impressive dairy-free dessert that takes just a few minutes.

An impressive dairy-free flambe dessert

THERE IS NO BETTER compliment to a hard-working chef than a table full of empty plates and satisfied smiles on all the diners’ faces.

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining family and friends, this wonderful fresh fruit dessert will have all your diners gasping in awe at your amazing skills and begging for more (even if it’s just you going back for seconds!).

A simple recipe, with just a few basic ingredients, and very easy to make, these richly flavored and elegantly flambéed bananas will make very short work of your cooking time and also tempt your taste buds.

Flambé Rum Bananas Recipe:

1 almost ripe organic banana per person
1 tbsp olive oil per banana
1 tbsp dark brown sugar per banana
1 tbsp dark rum per banana
1/2 tsp nutmeg or cinnamon

Slice the bananas how you like them: halved, quartered or in small pieces (the smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook). Place them into a frying pan with the olive oil and saute until they begin to soften.

Add the dark brown sugar and gently stir it through until the banana pieces are well coated. The riper your bananas are, the softer they will become (I use Cavendish bananas with green skins that are soft inside and almost ripe).

All at once, pour in the rum and tip the pan to allow the flame to catch. Being a flambé, it will burst into picturesque flames for a few seconds and then simmer down. Be sure to stand back a little and don’t set your eyebrows alight by accident. Heating this way will remove all the alcohol from the rum, but retain the flavor. Sprinkle the nutmeg or cinnamon over the top and stir it through gently. Serve hot.

At this point, your dessert is still dairy-free, but some people like to serve it with cream or ice-cream and a dash of maple syrup. I leave that decision in your hands. Enjoy! Flambé Rum Bananas is a delicious fresh dessert that has a wonderfully rich and spicy flavor which lasts much longer than it takes to make, and there’s a good chance you will probably be making it again very soon..

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