Dutch Banana Fritters

200g flour
10ml baking powder
30ml icing sugar
1,2ml salt
170ml buttermilk
1 egg
3 ripe bananas, mashed
vegetable oil for frying
45ml caster sugar
10ml ground cinnamon

Butterscotch Sauce:
200g sugar
100g butter
62ml cream

Mix the flour, baking powder, icing sugar and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Add the buttermilk and egg to a jug and whisk together.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together.
Add the mashed banana and mix through. Set aside.
Heat about 7cm deep vegetable oil in a saucepan.
Mix the caster sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
Mould the banana batter with two teaspoons and fry in batches for about 3 minutes, until cooked and golden.
Drain the fritters on kitchen paper and immediately roll them in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

For the butterscotch sauce:
Measure the sugar into a small saucepan set over medium heat and allow the sugar to melt without stirring. Allow the sugar to caramelise and become golden while watching it with a hawk’s eye – you want a light caramel colour at this stage.
Add the butter and stir until melted.
Simmer the mixture over gentle heat for 2 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cream. Whisk vigorously until smooth.
Decant the sauce – it will thicken as it cools.

Serve the banana fritters with the butterscotch sauce on the side for dipping.

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