Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Flaming Praline Ice-Cream Ring

I love flaming desserts. That is, the idea - my husband will not let me experiment with these. I'm not really going to explain that, but perhaps his fears are justified around here...

This is also from the Good Housekeeping Ice Creams and Cool Drinks. I just don't know why anyone would want to light this one up. Wouldn't the ice cream melt, and put out these candles? Looks like an accident waiting to happen. But perhaps that's just past experience for me.

Praline Ice-Cream Ring
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup broken pecans
2 1/2 cups corn, bran or wheat flakes (bran? Really? I'm surprised they don't suggest prunes to adorn the dish.))
Vanilla Ice Cream
Refrigerate a 1 1/4-qt. ring mold.  In saucepan, boil butter, sugar just 2 min.  Add pecans, cereal flakes; with fork, toss to coat.  Press lightly into mold.  Refrigerate 10 min; unmold onto serving dish.  Place spoonfuls of vanilla ice cream, with rounded sides up, in center.  Garnish with whole strawberries and pineapple slices. 
To serve aflame: Pour bit of lemon extract on sugar cubes; set on pineapple slices; light; carry to table. (Get extinguisher ready.)


Sarsaparilla said...

Anything with "Praline" in the title has to be good! I also wonder about melting ice cream...hmmm. I don't have a husband not trusting me with a flame - I don't trust myself!

Carol Brendler said...

That actually looks quite yummy, and they sure haven't skimped on the portion. I suspect I'd have to skip the flaming sugar cubes too. Seems like it might just soften the ice cream to the right consistency, though.

Nancy said...

Flaming desserts... yeah, probably best that these went out of fashion. The only flaming desserts I want in this house are birthday cakes!

Linda Glaz said...

Yum! Looks like a beauty to do for the holidays.

R.S. Konjek said...

Oh, if there was ever a photo screaming out to be colourized!