Fried Bananas with Lavender Honey and Five-Spice Chocolate

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup good quality chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups seltzer water
  • 4 bananas, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Lavender honey, for drizzling
  • Creme fraiche, for garnish
  • Small chunk dark chocolate, for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Directions
  • Stir the chocolate syrup and 5-spice powder together and set aside.

  • In a deep fryer or large heavy saute pan with deep sides, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Add the seltzer water in a stream while whisking constantly. Dip the bananas in the batter to coat and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sift the powdered sugar over the top immediately.

  • Place 2 banana pieces on a serving plate and drizzle chocolate sauce over. Top with a drizzle of honey.

  • Top with a spoonful of creme fraiche. Grate chocolate over top. Garnish with a small sprig of mint.


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