Last week, I had the privilege of attending an evening with Stonefire Naan at The Culinary Loft here in Soho with the lovely Anna from The Yellow Table. Stonefire's resident chef Alison was on hand to teach us a few of her personally concocted step-by-step recipes. The most surprising of all..... you can make desert with Naan. Who knew?! Even though I'm not one for sweets (it's true, I seriously lack a sweet tooth), I thought it was such a unique treat, it just had to be shared.
1 package Stonefire Tandoori Naan // Original variety
4 ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
7 tbsp unsalted butter – melt 1 tbsp and set the other 6 tbsp aside
6 tbsp packed brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1/2 tbsp + ½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/3 cup light or dark rum
vanilla ice cream
Mix the ¼ cup sugar and ½ tbsp of cinnamon together in a small bowl, there will be more sugar than needed – use the extra cinnamon sugar to top the finished dessert. Spread the melted butter over the bubbly side of the two pieces of Naan, sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a baking tray. Set aside until ready to top with the banana mixture.
Cut bananas in half lengthwise and set aside. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, when melted stir in the brown sugar and mix well. Add the bananas, cut side down and cook for about 5 minutes turning once. When the bananas feel tender to the touch sprinkle with ½ tsp cinnamon and the pinch of nutmeg, remove pan from the heat. Place the baking tray with the Naan in the oven for 3 minutes to warm them, once warm the Naan should be cut into 8 pieces (or 4 according to serving size) and placed on the plate used to serve.
Turn the heat back on under the banana skillet and pour in the rum. Shake the skillet to mix and distribute the liquid and ignite the rum with a long match. Using a long handled spoon, baste the bananas with the sauce until the flames disappear. Remove from heat and spoon over portioned cinnamon sugar Naan. Top with vanilla ice cream.
Serve immediately, cause you won't want to wait around once their done!
:: Recipe compliments of Stonefire Naan