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bananas foster

walter jon williams

 

bananas foster
(rio hondo 2002)

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise
1 tablespoon banana liqueur
1 tablespoon dark rum
3 ounces cognac
2 cups vanilla ice cream

Melt butter in a skillet. Add brown sugar, banana liqueur, and dark rum. Stir until sugar is melted. Add bananas, and pierce bananas with a fork. Sautee till the bananas turn soft and pillowy and the sauce begins to caramelize.

Add cognac and flame. Shake pan and baste bananas until flames die out.

Serve immediately over ice cream.

Serves two.

 

  

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Walter Jon Williams's latest book is the forthcoming Praxis. His work has been nominated copiously for the Hugo and Nebula awards, and he holds a black belt in Bananas Foster.

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