And since my post, in part, is about this pink building I will be linking to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. Thanks to both! This is a picture of Brennan's world famous restaurant in New Orleans. Brennan's was originally opened on Bourbon Street in 1945 by a New Orleans Irishman who had the dream of opening a fine French restaurant. With a passion for food and the vision of a fine restaurant, Owen Brennan created a dining establishment and experience that has become legendary. No trip to the Big Easy is complete until you have had breakfast at Brennan's. Nothing can compare to sipping milk punch in the quaint courtyard while waiting on your order of Eggs Benedict or Eggs Sardou. The crowning glory, however, comes with dessert. Yes, dessert with breakfast...now you know why this is my kind of place :). Bananas Foster is one of Brennan's most popular requests and a signature recipe. Served flaming at your table, Bananas Foster is the be all and end all of desserts ! It is the perfect end to the perfect dining experience.
So, that being understood, let me give you my version. I long ago decided that there would be no voluntary flames in my dining room. If we ignite rum at our house, it will be by accident. Besides, this is too good for just special occasions. Here's a simple impostor:
Slice two ripe but firm bananas and place in baking dish. Melt 1/4 cup butter. Add two tablespoons sugar and one tablespoon cinnamon. Mix well and pour over bananas. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or zap in the microwave on high for 1 1/2-2 minutes. Serve over ice cream and top with whipped cream if desired. Tonight I used Splenda, zapped and served over low carb ice cream---still very good. Beloved said it was the best!! I made you a serving in a crystal sherbet glass--just so you can see what an elegant dessert it can be. It was so warm the topping started bubbling! This is impressive enough for any dinner party!
Now click on the Foodie Friday button for a feast of ideas and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound on Saturday for Pink Saturday!