24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 – Guy Fawkes Night, Task 3:
Share your favorite / most memorable BBQ recollections or recipe, or your favorite recipe of food “flambé” (i.e., doused with alcohol which is then set aflame and allowed to burn off).
My favorite dessert at a restaurant my mom and I used to like to go to when I was in high school — they would prepare this at the table, individually for each person, so the recipe as we wrote it down one day is for one serving:
Vanilla Ice Cream with Flambé Cherries (Cherries Jubilee)
Fry up (ideally in a copper pan if you have one) almond flakes (ca. 1 tablespoon) with enough sugar to lightly caramelize. Add 1 teaspoon of butter, 1 cup of orange juice and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Mix and briefly let sizzle. Add 1 cup of cherries (preserved, but without their juice), mix again and let simmer (5 minutes max). Douse with Grand Marnier or rum and set aflame; when the flames have burned off, add a dash of maraschino or amaretto. Pour over vanilla ice cream and enjoy!