Thursday, May 16, 2019

banana fritters

Till sunnier days arrive

Nigel Slater's banana fritters  
Serves 4 
bananas 4, large and slightly under-ripe
caster sugar for rolling
groundnut oil for deep frying

For the batter:
plain flour 100g
rice flour 50g
baking powder 1 tsp
water 200ml

Combine the flours and baking powder in a bowl and stir in the cold water and beat with a whisk. Scatter a layer of caster sugar over a plate. Heat the oil in a pan. Peel the bananas. Cut each in half and dip them in the batter and place them carefully into the hot oil. No more than 4 halves at a time.
Turn the bananas over as they cook. When the batter is golden remove the bananas on kitchen paper and roll them in the caster sugar. Serve the fritters with the coconut yogurt, as suggested by Nigel Slater, or with chocolate sauce.

Empty streets,
Loud winds,
Summer's sultriness,
Fallen flower petals on the kitchen table,
Concrete walls,
The buzz of fat flies,
Toasted and lightly sticky hazelnuts with the taste of sweet maple and salt,
Cold citrus juices oozing down the chin,
Sizzling oil from the pan at noon,  
Soft baked bananas,
Till sunnier days arrive. 

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