Thursday, March 16, 2006

Vanilla Ice Cream with Grand Marnier Oranges

This turned out to be one of the best desserts I've had recently. All you need are three ingredients and you're in for a little treat!

for 2 people:


1 orange, peeled, cut in half and sliced
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier Liquor
1 small shot glass Grand Marnier for flambé (optional)
2 scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream (i think Haagen Dazs Vanilla is the best)


Put the sliced oranges into a non-stick skillet and start heating over medium-high heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier. While it's heating up, prepare to do the flambé (if you choose to do so).

Have the shotglass of Grand Marnier ready, as well as some matches. Make sure you do this in a safe environment far away from anything that could catch fire.

Once the oranges are strongly heated up, quickly remove them from the heat and immediately pour the Grand Marnier into the pan, putting it on fire right away with a (preferrably) long matchstick. Move the skillet back and forth in the air to have all the liquor burning. Depending on the heat and the amount of liquor you used, you should have flames for about 5-10 seconds.

This is a fun and eye-catching procedure, but it can go wrong if you're not acting quick enough.

Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and add the Grand Marnier oranges on the side. Enjoy!


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