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They were so ripe and spotted…and neglected.  I don’t really like bananas plain…but in baked form…those babies satisfy like no other.

So the banana bread recipe was a basic…with a twist. Just a teeny, tiny one that included rum and flambeing. That’s all. Teeny, tiny i said!

Poor, lonely, neglected bananas.

Chop, chop, chop

Time to get you bad boys saucied up!

Hmmm…almost empty anyway…

Burn baby burn! I mean, caramelize baby caramelize!

Hey, don’t judge me…it’s just a little drizzle more…more…more.

Hello you sexy thangs! 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 medium ripe bananas (3 for the bread, 1/2 for the decoration if you want)
  • 30 mL rum (well more or less)
  • 15 mL butter
  • 15-30 mL sugar
  • 375 mL flour
  • 5 mL baking soda
  • 1 mL salt
  • 175 mL sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 mL pure vanilla extract
  • 70 mL melted butter

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 8×4 inch loaf pan (you’ll also have some leftovers for about 4 muffins…or you can just use 9×4 inch pan and make a bigger loaf).
  2. Slice the 3 bananas. Melt the 15 mL of butter in a large sauce pan, over medium heat and add the brown sugar until the mixture thickens. 
  3. Add the bananas and continue to cook until the bananas soften and just begin to caramalize.
  4. Add the rum and tilt the saucepan until the gas ignites the rum and then quickly shake the pan until the flame disappears.  If you are working with a electric stove, you’re going to have to use a match to quickly light the rum (and not burn your hands/face/hair off).
  5. Set bananas aside to cool slightly while you prepare the batter.
  6. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  7. Combine the melted butter, vanilla and egg in another bowl. 
  8. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and then throw in the bananas.  Mix until just incorporated and pour into greased pan(s).  Decorate the bread and muffins with the other 1/2 sliced banana if using. Bake for about 40 mins for the loaf and about 20 minutes for the muffins.
  9. Let cool in the pans for about 5 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  10. Enjoy the sexy bananas.
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