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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.

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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!

            2. Nobody makes Bananas Foster outside of New Orleans, and in reality, only 3 restaurants are known to make it even in that city the proper at table way -- Commander's Palace, Brennan's and Palace Cafe.