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New to CTwith two questions: Where can I find Bananas Foster? Who has the best doughnut near New Haven?

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  1. I love Julia's Bakery for their Kettle Donuts, located in Orange, CT, next to Christmas Tree Shop off I-95, Exit 41.

    1. You can make Bananas Foster at home sooo easily. It's my lazy dessert. Just melt some butter (4-5 tbsp.) in a saute pan, add the juice of an orange, a little grated orange rind, some brown sugar (3-4 tbsp.), stir it until the sugar is combined and it starts to bubble then add a couple of sliced bananas. Saute until the bananas are cooked and darken. That's it. It only takes 5 minutes. Serve it over ice cream. Oh, and you can add rum to flambe it if you want. Yummm.

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      1. re: ktm

        Thank you. It sounds wonderful. I am going to do it!

      2. Not too close to New Haven, but worth a drive, the doughnuts at Dottie's Diner (used to be Philips Diner) in Woodbury are the best.

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        1. I was thinking of this post this weekend when my husband and I went special to Carmen Anthony's in New Haven just for dessert. The waiter said they make Bananas Foster special. I'm sure it is extraordinary there. They have Five restaurants--they are all really good. For a special night, go there for dinner. We often go to another place for dinner and then pop in for their incredible desserts--white chocolate bread pudding is to die-for.
          www.carmenanthony.com

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          1. re: cheereeo

            Thank you! We have a 50th coming up and bananas foster is a favorite. I will find this place. Thanks for thinking of us!

          2. When you discover Lucibello's Pastry Shop on Grand Ave. and try their cannolis and other treats, you will outgrow doughnuts.

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            1. re: Veggo

              Outgrow doughnuts????? You are talking to a southern girl who grew up in the birthplace town of Krispy Kreme. I am sure I will learn to love a cannoli but a hot, melting KK doughnut is hard to beat....

              1. re: gso

                Point taken, gso. I might have said you will soon enjoy a new dimension of good Italian that simply can't be found in the south. Check out the threads about Wooster Street pizza!