Made as a prize for the *Best of 2008* cookbook game, I served this spec treat in gratin dishes that were shallow & did not allow for layering ~ so I just watched it till 1-2 min into the bubbly stage (15 min). Altho the recipe did not suggest it, raisins are dry & they were going to be baked ~ so I plumped them in the brandy & butter prior to assembly. That eliminated the later step to add the brandy & I highly recommend this method. Then I just spooned the mixture atop the bananas & finished the prep. It was barely a few min from start to oven-ready & the result was just wonderful. This recipe easily serves 6 IMO, a chg that would improve the nutritional data. The more fat-conscious can prob reduce the amt of butter by 2T, but not me. I never mess w/perfection! Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. *Yum* ! :-)
There is little that one cannot do with a banana (except maybe pay a utility bill). Made for Everday Is A Holiday.