Recipe: Banana & Apple Fritters + Tips (no yeast)

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530410544923_nThis is a very simple recipe but to make it more special there are a few tips ūüėČ As in some of my randomly shared recipes, here and there, I rarely use yeast when cooking cos, well, it’s not that healthy and whatever you cook without it results way lighter to digest. My tip n.1 is always to substitute the yeast with an half spoon of bicarbonate (no more than that dose, especially in sweet recipes!)

Ingredients:
1 Banana –¬†1 Apple

Batter:

  • 150 gr flour 00
  • 1 glass of sparkling water (tip n.2)
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 spoon of bicarbonate (tip n.1)
  • 4 full spoon of brown sugar
  • Soybean or Sunflower oil to fry
  • Icing sugar

1) Cut in slices the banana and the apple. Second¬†tip: when you cut the banana don’t make the usual circles but cut it in vertical, in stripes; this will make the fritters look more alike.
2) The batter: Pour into a bowl (medium size) the flour, the glass of sparkling water, 1/2 spoon of bicarbonate, the honey, the brown sugar and the egg (of course just the content of it without shell! XD). Mix it with a spoon till you have a soft but not too waterish batter… In case it is too waterish: add flour, in case it is too tough: add water (beware of it!)
3) Now you can choose: divide the batter into 2 bowls and deposit the apple and banana slices one for each. Deposit the banana’s slices into the bowl of batter, fry them and then do the same with the apple ones. Deposit the banana and the apple’s slices together and make mixed up fritters… or copy my style: deposit the banana slices on a side of the bowl and apple ones on the opposite, keeping in mind where they are.
4) Set a plate, without forget to add as base a few paper towels, they will absorb the oil.
5) Pour the oil into your frying pan, wait a minute to help the oil to get hot (but not too much, don’t burn yourself… life is good!).
6) Help yourself with a spoon and take a slice of the fruit with some batter and pour it delicately into the frying oil. You can fry a few ones at the same time but beware to not burn them, so twist them till the fritters color is light orange (honey shade). Get them out on the plate.
Repeat the point 6 till the bowl with the batter is empty. If you don’t have more fruit in it: add more fruit or just fry the batter in the same way, the fritters will be good still.
7) Let the fritters (mountain) rest for a minute then dust them with the icing sugar.

This is a more healthy version of the unhealthy version of the usual fritters. I hope you enjoyed them!
Bonu Pitittu, from Sicily!
Aura

ps. who knew Bonu Pitittu meant Bon Appétit in sicilian? Me not! #shockingnewsinawinterishSunday