Bananas flamed in Van der Hum and rum

Recipe from: 1/27/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 8
Servings 4


  • 30
    unsalted butter
  • 60
    light brown sugar
  • 5
    ground cinnamon
  • 125
    Van der Hum liqueur
  • 60
    dark rum
  • 4
    bananas, halved lengthways
  • 60
    dark rum for flaming
  • 4
    large scoops Creole cottage cheese ice cream (see recipe)


Melt butter in a large frying pan and stir in sugar and cinnamon. Cook for a minute or so over low heat, then pour in Van der Hum and rum and cook, swirling the pan, for 3 minutes until bubbling and thick. Put bananas into pan and turn to coat with syrup. Pour over remaining rum and immediately ignite. Continue shaking and swirling pan gently, until alcohol has burned off. Place a scoop of ice cream on each plate, flank with banana halves and spoon over hot sauce. Serve immediately. TOTAL KILOJOULE COUNT: 11 170 kJ (2 670 Cal). A portion: 2 795 kJ (665 Cal).

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