Oh my, is it April already? I’m so embarrassed that I’ve neglected my blog for so long. I do have some good excuses, though. Does that count? I’ve been helping my hubby with business stuff & homeschooling the kids. *sigh*
Ok…I mentioned yumminess…You know if you have lived gluten free for any length of time you’ve probably heard some pity from family, friends & such. I know I have. “How can you live without fill-in-the-blank?” Well, honestly I’d rather not live with any gluten within my general vicinity. It makes me feel horrible. But…I will admit after a while, I began to wonder if I could make those yummy things I liked in my gluten filled life. You know what I’m talking about…Krispy Kreme donuts, warm, fresh bread, breaded & fried yumminess like fish, chicken, pickles & such. Oh, how about pizza? Or strawberries & angel food cake with whipped cream. While these items are not on our regular menu, I do make them. Admittedly, I haven’t perfected the Krispy Kreme gluten freed rendition yet, but want to perfect that recipe this year. However, that requires me to make them, a lot & well…that’s not very good for any of us. Gluten free or not, the donut is not a nutrient dense food, is it? Darn!!
One little bit of yumminess I like to make more often is Bananas Foster. It’s naturally gluten free & absolutely delicious!! Here’s the recipe I’ve tweaked to become our favorite over the years. If you try it, would you go to Recipezaar & leave me a review?
Saucy Bananas Foster – Naturally Gluten Free!
20 min | 10 min prep
SERVES 4 , 2 cups
- Be sure hair is pulled/tied back, sleeves rolled up & any other flammable items are not near your stove when you begin this recipe. Flambe is fun, but we have to be very careful.
- I like to either recruit someone else to scoop the ice cream while I put the sauce together OR do it myself first & place in freezer until I’m ready to serve.
- Add butter & brown sugar to large saucepan & melt over medium heat. It should not separate. If it does, your burner is too hot.
- After the butter & brown sugar has melted & turned into a luscious, rich sauce, (5 minutes or so) add the bananas & cinnamon.
- Saute for about a minute or even less. I don’t like my bananas to get mushy – not even a little bit – Remember, they will cook when you flambe the sauce. So, I basically add the bananas & stir to evenly distribute the sauce over them. Then, I move quickly to the next step.
- Turn off burner & pour rum over evenly the bananas & sauce.
- Grab a match or long, grill lighter (my personal favorite). Turn off kitchen light. (optional) Ha! We like to do the next step in the dark.
- Place lighter or match close to sauce & light. It may take a few tries, but usually not. Be careful & prepared for a beautiful light show.
- Gently move pan back & forth to continue distributing the rum & flame around the sauce.
- Pour sauce with 4 pieces of banana over several generous scoops of vanilla ice cream. We have to evenly distribute the sauce at our house. .
- Serve immediately & enjoy!