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banana-frittersBanana friters are a fantastic winter dessert and this recipe can be used for any firm fruit, make banana, apple or even pineapple fritters. They are best served with a really good ice cream. (4 servings)

What you need

4 bananas ends removed and cut in half
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
1 1/2 cups water
cake flour
Oil for deep frying

Cinnamon and caster sugar for dusting.

The process

Sift together the self raising flour and the bicarb of soda into a bowl. Add the water and mix to form a smooth batter.

Heat about 5cm of oil in a pot on a medium heat.

Place the cake flour on a plate and roll the banana pieces to coat, then drop them into the batter, remove and allow the excess batter to drip off.

Place them in the hot oil and cook until golden brown and slightly puffed up.

remove and drain on paper kitchen towel.

Put 2 pieces per serving, dust with a mixture of caster sugar and cinnamon and serve with a dollop of ice cream.


If you are a banana fan, here is a hot banana pudding recipe and a banana bread recipe