Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What day is it?

I bet you didn't know that today is writers-block day!!! What's that you ask? Well it's a new 'day' that I have designated simply because I have nothing to write about that's burning in my heart. So this morning I'm simply writing to let you know that I have nothing to write about. How's that for ingenious???

By the way, since I'm here and you're here, what's your favorite kind of dessert? I am really partial to bananas foster or those really great blondie's at Applebees. Speaking of... I think I'm going to go make some bananas foster for breakfast. Hey, I don't often get the chance to be that decadent. You're welcome to join me if you'd like.


Ms Harkins said...

how big can this comment be??? I adore desserts... any kind... any time... any price.... pies, cakes, fuits, ice cream, chocolate, wonder I run 10K a day :-) By the way what are bananas foster??? If you are out of subject to post (like me) why dont you please us with some dessert recipes?? I would love that, though I am a horrible cook myself!

Joseph said...

Okay, Ms. Harkins, you've turned me into a dessert recipe blogger. Bananas foster is a really tasty desert made with vanilla ice cream, bananas and a few other ingredients. I am obliging you with the recipe and directions for preparing it, below. I hope you like it. You might become a convert to bananas foster being your favorite dessert!:)

- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup banana liqueur
- 4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
- 1/4 cup dark rum
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

• Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambĂ© pan or skillet.
• Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
• Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan.
• When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum.
• Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum.
• When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream.
• Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.
Serves Four

joey said...

Chef Joseph.... What next?? ;0)

Joseph said...

This is it Joey. I refuse to moonlight as a recipe chef (I have a rep to protect):)

Ms Harkins said...

Many thanks... the only problem is find the rum and licquor as we dont drink in my house... But, I´ve saved it in my virtual cooking book anyway and it sound super delicious!!

Joseph said...

Ms Harkins,
We don't drink alcohol in my house either. When I have a taste for Bananas foster though, I do have to go to the liquor store to buy the rum and banana liqeur. The good news is, when you cook the alcohol it loses it's alcoholic potency and just the flavor remains. This process is called flambe. Hope this encourages you to try it out.