egg wash: 1 egg yolk and 15ml water whisked together
Preheat your oven to 200℃ and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
4 wooden skewers
4 ripe bananas
80g chocolate, chopped
15ml vegetable oil
10ml baking powder
oil for deep frying
Peel the bananas and push the skewer into the banana lengthwise so that it is easy to handle. Place in the freezer.
Add the chocolate to a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and allow to melt.
Take the bananas from the freezer. Hold the banana over the bowl with the chocolate and spoon the melted chocolate over with a spoon so that the entire banana gets covered in chocolate. The cold from the freezer will help to set the chocolate.
Now stick the skewer into a piece of styrofoam or an egg carton or even an empty cereal box so that the banana is held upright and the chocolate won’t smudge.
Add the egg and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat together with an electric beater.
Add about half the milk and the oil and beat some more.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a separate mixing bowl.
Add a spoonful of the flour mixture to the egg mixture while beating.
Gradually add the rest of the milk so that you create a smooth runny batter.
Heat your deep fryer, dip the bananas in the batter and fry them until golden brown.
Dust the fritters with icing sugar and serve immediately.
This is a great variation on banana bread and perfect for brunch when served with roasted peaches. Keeps for 2-3 days in an airtight container but it is very good when toasted thereafter.
190ml caster sugar
2 ripe bananas, sliced
250ml self-raising flour
5ml bicarbonate of soda
62ml dodo powder, sifted
125ml desiccated coconut
160g De Villiers Cocoa Nut Butter Chocolate, chopped
Preheat your oven to 180℃ and line a 11cm X 25cm X 7cm loaf tin with baking paper.
Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
Beat on medium-high speed until creamy.
Add the eggs, milk and sliced bananas and mix for another minute.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder together and stir into the mixture.
Take the bowl from the mixer, add the coconut and chocolate and stir through by hand.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Turn the bread out onto a wire rack to cool.
Slice to serve.
6 fresh peaches
15ml butter, cubed
Preheat your oven to 200℃.
Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones.
Place the peach halves on an oven tray and dot the cubed butter over it.
Drizzle over the honey.
Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until caramelised and golden brown.
Serve on a toasted slice of Tropical Chocolate Bread.