Chinese Takeaway in 5: Kwoklyn Wan’s banana fritters

This delicious choice is a classic Chinese restaurant dessert.

banana fritters
Sam Folan

SERVES 4

PREP 10 MINS
COOKING TIME 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS:
250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
2 1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 bananas, peeled and halved
6 tbsp golden syrup
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream

FROM THE STORE CUPBOARD:
vegetable oil for deep-frying

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep saucepan to 170C. Fill the pan about two-thirds full.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the bicarbonate of soda. Pour in 375ml water, mixing until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Lightly dust the bananas in a little extra flour and dip into the batter. Working in batches of two, carefully lower the bananas into the hot oil and fry for 6-8 minutes until golden brown, turning frequently as they cook. Once browned and lightly floating, place on a wire rack or a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle over the golden syrup. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Chinese takeaway in 5

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