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2' flame... - Ron - 01-24-2007

I tried the Bananas Foster again, this time with a bit more heat and a bit more rum. I got a nice 2'+- flame that lasted several seconds.


Re: 2' flame... - Mare749 - 01-24-2007

Ron, my husband (his name is Ron also) got the same effect when we tried that the other night. We were all delighted!
And of course, we thought it made it taste better! Nice WOW factor for company. Have fun!

Maryann


Re: 2' flame... - Roxanne 21 - 01-24-2007

WAY TO GO, RON!!!! See---practice makes perfect!!!


Re: 2' flame... - cjs - 01-24-2007

oooooh Ron, Chef would have marked you down for that...but, isn't it fun???


Re: 2' flame... - Roxanne 21 - 01-24-2007

Jean, would you please explain why?


Re: 2' flame... - cjs - 01-24-2007

Because in school, of course all of us wanted to 'outdo' each other with our flames and evidently this would happen with each class of apprentices, so chef told us from the outset, any flame over ~18" would get a deduction - to keep anyone from setting the kitchen on fire. We still pushed it.


Re: 2' flame... - Mare749 - 01-24-2007

OMG! I just noticed the 2' part. Guess I read it wrong the first time. No way was our flame that big!

Maryann


Re: 2' flame... - Roxanne 21 - 01-24-2007

Got cha--makes sense.


Re: 2' flame... - Ron - 01-24-2007

Quote:

OMG! I just noticed the 2' part. Guess I read it wrong the first time. No way was our flame that big!

Maryann



I just got out my ruler - neither was mine. I'd say more like 12" - 15". I've been using my 6" ruler a lot for some scaled drawings and it was a bit more than twice that, which would be 1'+, not 2'. At any rate, it was enough for me. 2' would definitely be something of a torch!


Re: 2' flame... - Lorraine - 01-24-2007

Well, I don't think I've ever flambeed anything and got a flame over 3-4 inches. I was always told to heat the alcohol first them pour it in and flame immediately. Wonder why they told me that?