Monday, November 15, 2010

Alice lights a giant fire

Since I know most of you are probably nervous, I will begin this post by assuring you that I did not set myself (or anyone else, or any inanimate objects) on fire during flambeed desserts day.

It was slightly stressful, though, because we had to go one at a time. We turned the lights off for dramatic effect, and the whole class watched us. Flambeed desserts (the classic three are Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee, and Crepes Suzette) are a popular choice with "regular" chefs who are making desserts, because they are super dramatic but actually really easy to make. No offense, regular chefs.
I had to flambe first. Of the three, I picked bananas foster, obviously. I am obsessed with bananas, especially hot bananas (gross? I don't think so). This was also the first legit -- meaning, non-boxed -- dessert that I remember making as a kiddo, so it has a special place in my heart.
I had to go first and my flame was... large. I don't even know if these pictures caught it at the peak.

Looking a little nervous. Please excuse my twerpy hat.
The skull cap doesn't contain my hair... I do my best to cram it all in there.

(PS Please note the chef pointing at my flame and telling everyone what I'm doing wrong)

The finished product.

In summary, I didn't kill anyone and it tasted delicious. In fact, I may or may not have eaten that entire plate for breakfast. Ok, I can't lie. I did it. Interestingly, other people had problems getting their sauces to light on fire... I guess if you hesitate the alcohol burns off.

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