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Caramel Bananas  Veg HT  Chinese  DP  40mins   

 

Serves  4    Hot   Vegetarian  Chi   Dessert Pudding Dairy Free  Eggless  China  Asia  Asian

 

Ingredients:

50g/2oz  Plain Flour

2 tbsp Cornflour

3/4 teasp Baking Powder

120ml/4fl.oz. Water

2 Bananas

Vegetable oil for frying

75g/3oz Granulated Sugar

90ml/3fl.oz. Warm Water

Salad Oil

2 teasp Sesame Seeds

 

Instructions

 

1. In a bowl,  mix together the  flour, cornflour and baking powder. Add the water and whisk until smooth. 

 

2. Peel and cut  the bananas into 1cm/-inch thick diagonal slices.

 

3. Add the fruit to the batter and turn to coat evenly. 

 

4. Pour enough oil into a deep saucepan to a depth of 5cm/2 inches and heat the  batter and allow the excess batter drip off, then carefully lower the fruit into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden and crisp.

   

5. Generously oil a large flat serving platter with the salad oil and fill a serving bowl almost to the top with ice cubes then add enough water to cover the ice.

   

6. Place the sugar, warm water and a little salad oil in a large frying pan, heat until it starts to bubble. Continue to cook stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon,  until the syrup turns a very pale golden colour (about 8 minutes). The mixture should be bubbling throughout the cooking time. Remove from the heat  immediately as the caramel will continue to cook.

 

8. Drop the fruit  into the syrup and rotate the pan to coat evenly.  Remove each piece of fruit  immediately using tongs or two metal spoons which have been AVOID TOUCHING IT WITH YOUR FINGERS . . . . or any other part of your body!

 

9. Serve immediately at the table, using oiled tongs or metal spoons,  dip the fruit a piece at a time, in the iced water using a fork, which will harden the caramel and slightly cool the fruit.

 

 

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