This dessert is easy and elegant.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise
2 ounces spiced rum
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Melt butter and sugar in a small frying pan. Add banana pieces and sauté over medium heat until lightly browned, turning pieces once. Remove pan from heat.
Add rum to separate pan and warm. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. Carefully light sauce with long-reach lighter. Pour flaming rum over the banana pieces until flame and let cook for 1 minute over low heat.
Serve warm banana pieces and sauce over vanilla ice cream.