I don't know why, but I felt like I had to set something on fire today. To that end I thought I'd share a fun little tip with you. We did this on my show for the Style network. Summer entertaining is almost here, and Tiki themed parties are still popular, so why not get into the spirit with flaming fruit? This method will work for flaming fruit (or meat and vegetable, for that matter) kebabs or for flaming garnishes for drinks.
Skewers that have been soaking in water for a while
Fruit of various kinds (I'm using pineapple and strawberries)
Soft bread cubes
Lemon extract has a very high alcohol content, so it burns beautifully.
Soak your bread cubes in the extract and stack them with the fruit on the water soaked skewers.
Light the cubes and serve right away. The cubes will burn for a little while, but should be extinguished before you try to eat the fruit. The flames will singe the fruit a little, but it's still tasty!