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“From one of my cookbooks. I have not made these yet, I hope you enjoy.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from lemons)
  • 12 cup self rising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Caramel
  • 12 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons ice water (plus an extra bowl of iced water for setting)


  1. sift flour into a bowl. make a well in the center, add the egg and 5 tablespoons of iced water, and beat from the center outwards until combined into a smooth batter.
  2. peel the bananas and cut into 2 inch pieces. gently shape them into balls with the tips of your fingers. brush with lemon juice to prevent discoloration, then roll them in rice flour until coated.
  3. pour oil into a pan to a depth of 2 1/2 inch. heat oil to reach 180-190*C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.
  4. coat the balls in batter and cook in batches in hot oil for about 2 minutes, or until golden.
  5. ladle out and drain on paper towels.
  6. To make the caramel:.
  7. put sugar into a small pan over low heat, add 4 tablespoons of iced water and heat stirring until sugar dissolves.
  8. let simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  9. add the sesame seeds, and stir.
  10. coat the bananas with the caramel, and drop them into bowl of iced water to set.
  11. lift them out, and serve while hot.

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