Banana Fritter (aka : Pisang goreng)

Banana Fritter

2 reasons why I made  banana fritter for today afternoon snack

  1. Mum received  plenty of fresh banana from her friend and when I visited her on the weekend I help myself  and brought few pieces  back.
  2. A friend of mine brought me the similar banana fritter snack last weekend  (thank’s to Ms. Ladyrein for the snack) and it reminded me to the long forgotten snack.

This fritter is very simple to make, basically just cut the banana into 2 pieces, brush with a little corn flour, dip into beaten egg and then roll on panko breadcrumbs.

Deep fried until golden brown and serve with caramel sauce or kaya jam or any sauce of your liking or you can just consume them as what they are.

Notes :

  • The only thing I would like to note here is : It is highly recommended to use this type of banana : Pisang Kepok  (Pisang = Banana, Kepok = is the name of the banana). I don’t know the name in English, this type of banana (pisang Kepok)  is very popular in Indonesia, either for banana fritter  (pisang goreng) or banana dessert (kolak pisang).
  • I forgot to take the  fresh pisang Kepok photo  , below picture was the one I google from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kepok_banana_Indonesia.JPG the banana might look a bit ugly and not as nice as those other  yellow banana, but believe me , they taste good.

Mum said this type of banana is  good diabetic diet   as it is not too sweet and contain less sugar.  She love to consume this banana for breakfast and her cooking preference is steam. She will steam it for about 15 minutes until the skin turn brown and the meat soften.

Well…this bring back another memory of  childhood’s food/snack.

Banana Choco Cheese Pancake

This is a midnight or early morning post and I am not sure  whether should categorized this as breakfast, supper or snacks.

Having my DVD  marathon and suddenly I felt the urge to munch something , upon ransacking my kitchen I decided to treat myself a healthy midnight supper or early breakfast. Not sure too whether after adding all the toppings such as cheese, choco sauce , whipped cream, this pancake is still considered as healthy nor whether when I wake up few hours later I will still have another breakfast or this is enough till lunchtime.

Here is the recipe

Batter :

  • 3/4  cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 table spoon melted butter
  • 1/4 baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup sugar

Toppings :

  • Banana (peeled and sliced)
  • Roasted almonds
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Choco Sprinkle
  • Choco Sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Strawberries (optional)

Steps :

Whisk all batter ingredients to make a batter.

Notes : I used the last batch of the batter to make a crepe , this recipe make 6 pcs of small size pancake and 1 thin pancake/crepe.

      

Christmas Crepes

Another recipe that goes well with Christmas Spirits and Holidays mood

This simple and easy to make Japanese style Crepes goes well with the holidays and festive moods and I learn to make this by watching the You tube from Cooking with dog

Ingredients : Crepe batter

  • 100 gr Flour
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 240 ml Milk
  • 2 table spoon sugar
  • 2 table spoon melted unsalted butter

Toppings :

  • Whipped Cream/ Custard Cream
  • Bananas/Strawberries
  • Choco sauce/ any fruit jams or sauce
  • Chopped roasted nuts
  • Ice cream
  • Any Christmas ornaments made from icing sugar

Steps :

  1. Whisk flour, sugar and beaten eggs until the batter is smooth.
  2. Add the melted butter and whisk until butter blend well to the flour mixture.
  3. Pour in  milk , whisk and once batter mixed, strain batter  to get rid of any excess lump.
  4. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and leave at room temp  for about 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a flat bottom pan on low heat, add a mixture to the pan to make thin crepe.
  6. Once the edge start to change color, flip to the other side and cook for another 10 seconds.
  7. Remove and cool Crepe on cooling rack.
  8. Slice the strawberries/banana into thin slices.
  9. Take 1 piece of crepe and put it on a plate, add whipped cream make V shape,  and place strawberries on the V shape area, add any sauce/fruit jams.
  10. Fold 1/3 of bottom part of the crepes  horizontally and then  roll the side of the crepe making a cone, wrap with paper and put on a stand.
  11. Scoop 1 spoon of ice cream into the crepe and garnish with banana, choco sauce, almond and Christmas ornaments (made from icing sugar).

   

    

   

Wish you a Blessed Christmas and Joyful Holidays…

Waffles

  

It’s Christmas Day…

Lets start the joyful day with good breakfast.

I received a pack of fresh strawberries from friend of mine and they are just perfect to go with yummy waffles with whipped cream …choco sauce.

   

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups  flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Toppings :

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce ( I love those from Hersey)
  • Fruit jams/sliced fresh fruits
  • Roasted almonds

Steps :

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, beat until blended.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron.
  4. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron.
  5. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp.
  6. Add the toppings as you like.
  7. Serve while still hot.

   

 

Wish you have a Blessed Christmas and Joyful Holidays