Banana fritters

Serves 4 Desserts and puddings

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Ingredients

  • groundnut oil, for deep-frying
  • 260g self-raising flour
  • 1⁄2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 bananas, peeled and halved
  • 130g plain flour

To serve

  • 6tbsp golden syrup
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

You will need

  • food thermometer

Method

Heat enough oil in a wok or deep saucepan so you can deep-fry the bananas, to 170C/340F.

Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl, add the bicarbonate of soda and 360ml of water and mix to form a smooth batter.

Lightly dust the bananas in plain flour, then dip into the batter to coat and carefully drop into the oil. Deep-fry for around 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack or a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain.

Divide among four plates, drizzle over the golden syrup, add a scoop of ice cream and serve.

Recipe taken from Chinese Takeaway Cookbook by Kwoklyn Wan (Hardie Grant). Photography by Sam Folan.
Sweetthing Opener 13 08 18 321 1
Recipe taken from Chinese Takeaway Cookbook by Kwoklyn Wan (Hardie Grant). Photography by Sam Folan.

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