Bananas Foster

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Bananas Foster
Brennan's Bananas Foster.jpg
Bananas Foster at Brennan's
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Region or state New Orleans, Louisiana
Created by Paul Blangé and Ella Brennan[1]
Brennan's Restaurant, 1951
Main ingredients Bananas, vanilla ice cream, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, banana liqueur.

Bananas Foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur.[2] The butter, sugar and bananas are cooked, and then alcohol is added and ignited. The bananas and sauce are then served over the ice cream. Popular toppings also include whipped cream and different types of nuts (pecans, walnuts, etc.) Preparation of the dish is often made into a tableside performance as a flambé.

History[edit]

Banana Foster is an American dessert that originated at in New Orleans made with cooked bananas served in a butter, brown sugar and rum sauce. The caramelized liquor-based sauce is often prepared using a cooking technique called flambé. This dessert can be served with vanilla ice cream or as a crêpe filling, but it is may also be eaten on its own.[3] Cinnamon and nutmeg may be added as seasoning.[4]

The dish was created at the restaurant Brennan's in New Orleans, Louisiana by Ella Brennan and the restaurant's chef Paul Blangé[2] in 1951.[1] At this time New Orleans was a major hub for the import of bananas from South America. It was named for Richard Foster, the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission and a friend of restaurant owner Owen Brennan.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Bananas Foster". brennansneworleans.com. New Orleans: Brennan's. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "New Orleans Food: Bananas Foster". NewOrleansOnline.com. New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Bronski, Kelli; Bronski, Peter (2011). Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 From-Scratch Recipes to Delight Every Cupcake Devotee-Gluten-Free and Otherwise. The Experiment. ISBN 978-1-61519-036-2.
  4. ^ Manley, Stephanie (2010-04-01). CopyKat.com's Dining Out at Home Cookbook: Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America's Most Popular Restaurants. Ulysses Press. ISBN 978-1-56975-832-8.