Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

Caramelized bananas Foster originated at the legendary Brennan’s in New Orleans. To transform it into a brunch dish, chef Slade Rushing bakes the bananas on tender crêpes, then garnishes them with whipped cream. Plus: F&W's Ultimate Guide to Brunch

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the milk with the eggs, dark rum and 3 tablespoons of the melted butter until smooth. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined; there will be a few lumps. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour or overnight.


Step 2    

Preheat the oven to 425°; butter 2 foil-lined baking sheets. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet. Pour 1/2 cup of the batter into the skillet, swirl to distribute evenly and cook over moderate heat until set, about 2 minutes. Invert the crêpe onto a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining batter to make a total of 4 crêpes. 


Step 3    

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter in the skillet. Add the bananas and cook over moderately high heat, stirring once, until lightly caramelized but not falling apart, about 2 minutes. Spoon the bananas over the crêpes and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Bake for about 16 minutes, until the sugar is melted and bubbling.


Step 4    

In a bowl, beat the heavy cream with 
the confectioners’ sugar until firm. Using 2 large spatulas, transfer the crêpes to serving plates. Top with a dollop of the whipped cream and serve at once.


Make Ahead

The crêpes can be stacked, wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Suggested Pairing

Creamy, lightly sweet sparkling Moscato d’Asti.

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