6 ripe bananas
4 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
Juice of 1 small lemon
3 tbsp butter, cut into small bits
2 tbsp dark rum or 1 tsp rum flavoring
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Procedures : Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel the bananas. With a sharp knife, slice them lengthwise in half. Place the halves in a small baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer.
Sprinkle the bananas with the 3 to 4 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup and the lemon juice, dot them with the 2 to 3 tbsp butter, and drizzle the dark rum or rum flavoring on top. Bake the bananas until they are soft and the topping is bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Serve the bananas hot from the oven, on individual plates, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top