Bananas Foster French Toast

Recipe By : Paul Goedhart
Serving Size : 8

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 stick butter
5 banana -- sliced lengthwise
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup banana liqueur
3/4 cup dark rum

6 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon banana extract
4 slices Hawaiian Bread -- sliced 1 - 1 1/2"

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add bananas and banana liqueur and cook about 4 minutes turning once. Off of the heat, add the rum and then return to stove and flame. Gently shake pan back and forth until the flame dies.

Transfer bananas to a buttered 8X12 baking dish. Pour in sauce about 1/2 dpth of bananas. Beat eggs, milk and flavorings in a loaf pan or large bowl. Dip bread in batter and lay on top of bananas. Pour remaining batter over bread and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

Return mixture to near room temperature, then bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then cut and serve with 1:1 mixture of remaining rum sauce & maple syrup.

( To use 13.5X9.5X2 pan, increase to 6 bananas, 9 eggs, 2 cups milk, 3/4 tsp vanilla and banana extract.)
( Best results if you put a pan of water beneath casserole while cooking)



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