Video: Impress Your Valentine With a Simple Dessert
Americana Diner's Executive Chef demonstrates how to make banana pecan caramel flambé.
Americana Diner's Executive Chef Daniel Cummings created a banana pecan caramel flambé that you too can make at home for Valentine's Day. This sweet treat is easy to put together, and is sure to impress your date.
- 1 cup Sugar -- add an additional 1/2 cup of sugar if you intend to make the garnish
- 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz Dark Rum
- 2 Bananas
- 1/2 cup Pecans
- Ice Cream
One of the most important things to remember while making the caramel sauce is to constantly stay with the sugar as it melts down so it does not burn, Cummings said. Burning a small part of it will ruin the whole batch, and you will have to start it over.
*Chef's Note: If you want to make it without the fire, let the pan cool before adding the alcohol and then slowly bring the temperature back up.