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What is the name of a dish where meat is doused with brandy and lit on fire?

In about 1972 as a new bride, I made something with beef in the oven (had to have been from a cookbook) and then poured brandy over it and lit it on fire before serving. As we were college students, ...
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How is flambéing different from just adding alcohol?

A wonderful recipe in a book says: Slightly roast pepper with oil, then deglaze with brandy and light it up immediately, wait for the flame to go out. [Then add other ingredients] Since that ...
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During flambé, what is the powder that is shaken into the fire to create sparks?

My apologies for a lack of link, although hopefully my description will suffice. I saw some transient video of chefs making Bananas Foster in, I believe, New Orleans. They were shaking a powder into ...
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How can I serve banana flambée for the next day?

How can I serve banana flambée the following day without it going bad. This is for a French Project about MArtinique.
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Flambe, alcohol percentage and water residue

In Norway, the strongest liquor allowed to buy is 60% (120proof?). I try to flambé my Crème Brûlée as suggested in Can I make Crème Brûlée using a flambé?. Problem is that my ...
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Can you flambé in any skillet?

Does it matter what kind of pan you use when flambéing something? I want to flambé something and I was planning on using a non-stick pan.
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How can I flambé ice cream?

For a dessert I recently made, I intended to flame, or burn some alcohol on a quinel of ice cream. Unfortunately, it would not light. I've searched the web a bit since and have come to think it was to ...
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First time Flambe

So trying to impress someone the other night i tried a flambe. I probably got in over my head, but it looks so cool when you see someone else do it so i thought a flambe bananas foster would be the ...
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Can I make Crème Brûlée using a flambé?

I've made Crème Caramel/Crème Brûlée several times and don't have too much trouble with it. I'll be making them for company this weekend and thought it would make for a nice spectacle to flambé them. ...
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What safety precautions should be taken when attempting to flambe at home?

Is this one of those things that unless you've been taught by an experienced person and you know what you're doing you probably just shouldn't try? If I did want to try, what precautions should I take?...