Strawberry and Banana Flambé with Butterscotch Sauce


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Make your special event a truly memorable occasion by serving this dessert which not only tastes amazing but also looks spectacular. Flambé the fruits in front of your guests for that added effect.

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Serves 4.
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1 cup strawberries, halved
1 cup bananas, sliced

For the butterscotch sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp fresh cream
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp brandy for the flambe

For serving
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream


    For the butterscotch sauce

    1. Heat the sugar in a non-stick pan and allow it to caramelize to a light brown colour.
    2. Add ¼ cup hot water and allow it to mix with the caramel to make a syrup, over a slow flame.
    3. Add the butter and cream and mix well.
    4. Allow it to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes till it is of a syrupy consistency. Keep warm.

    How to proceed

    1. Just before serving, toss the strawberries and bananas into the butterscotch sauce and bring to a boil.
    2. Pour onto a serving platter.
    3. Heat the brandy, ignite and pour over the butterscotch coated fruits.
    4. Serve immediately with whipped cream or ice-cream.
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