Spiced Banana Fritters
Serves 4 to 6
6 over ripe bananas
2 eggs separated
2,5ml ground nutmeg
2,5ml ground ginger
60g plain all purpose flour
10ml ground cinnamon
Peel the bananas and slice into large pieces.
Place in a bowl with the egg yolks, nutmeg and ginger.
Beat with an electric mixer until well mixed but not completely smooth.
Pour in enough flour to make a thick mixture.
Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into the banana mixture,
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and drop in the banana mixture by spoonfuls.
Fry the fritters until golden brown on both sides.
Arrange on a serving plate.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the fritters before serving. Serve hot with cream if desired.
Oranges in Mint Sauce
2 large sprigs mint
12 whole cloves
Combine honey and water in a heavy saucepan.
Add the mint and cloves and bring slowly to the boil.
Stir to dissolve the honey.
Allow to boil rapidly for 5 minutes or until syrupy.
Cool completely. Remove the mint and cloves.
Remove peel from one orange and set it aside.
Alternatively, peel the orange, scrape the white pith from the peel and cut the peel into very fine strips.
Put the strips into the syrup.
Peel the oranges, completely removing the pith.
Slice thinly into rounds, but do not cut completely through the orange.
Pour over the syrup.
Sprinkle over the strips of orange zest if not added to the syrup.
Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.