Well Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I'm sure many of you are out rummaging through the Hallmark Cards to find the right one to give to your honey. Trying to think of something special to give or make for your Valentine?
Well I have some great recipes that I'm going to share with you, today, Friday and Saturday that you can romance your Valentine with.
The first will be a luscious, warm, succulent dish of pancakes with a caramelized banana sauce on top. Don't worry, it's easy and delicious. To make them extra special make the pancakes with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Then tomorrow I'm going to share with you an alcoholic beverage and on Saturday, how about a fondue recipe! What could be more romantic and help set the mood than these? Of course, don't forget the music and something special to wear.
My first recipe is:
Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 small bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1 cup Pure Maple Syrup
Your Favorite Pancake recipe
Prepare your favorite pancake recipe and set aside finished pancakes keeping them warm.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat
Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar has melted and the mixture begins to simmer
Add the maple syrup
Cook over low heat for approx. 1 minute, stirring continuously.
Add the banana slices to the pan in a single layer and cook until the bananas begin to caramelize and the brown sugar sauce is bubbling.
Pour the banana sauce over the hot pancakes and serve with warm maple syrup on the side, if desired.
Tips: Can be served on pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream. For a special effect pour the caramelized banana into the center of a pancake and roll up like a tortilla. Then cover with whipped cream and chopped nuts. YUM!
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