Last week I ran across a recipe for bananas foster. Seemed like a good excuse to buy some rum. Besides the idea of playing with fire in the kitchen was appealing. And you know what? It is ridiculously easy to make. Melt butter, add sugar and spices, add bananas, throw in rum, light on fire, wait for fire to extinguish, then serve over ice cream.
It was an instant hit at our house. I made it three times in a row. And then we were out of bananas. Earlier in the week though I had gone peach picking and the peaches were rotting faster than we could eat them. So a few nights ago for desert I made the same fosters recipe but with peaches instead.
Oh my goodness. So easy. So so so good.
If you gain 10 lbs (like I most likely will) I apologize in advance.
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, pref. dark
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium peaches
1/4 cup rum, light or dark
Melt butter in an 8 or 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and sugar, and stir until sugar dissolves. Peel and slice peaches and add to skillet. Turn heat up to high. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Pouring carefully, add the rum. The alcohol may ignite on its own, but if it does not then use a long match or lighter to ignite it. Cook until flame dies out. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.