Mauritius Banana Beignets was the dessert chosen to represent this Island nation. Bananas are abundant and we also enjoyed them several times simply cut in half and grilled with a bit of vanilla sugar. This however is the recipe I made with Chef Sandy while staying with her and her family in Mauritius. It is quick and easy, and we thoroughly enjoyed them. I am sure you will too. Thanks to Chef Sandy for sharing her recipe.
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Mauritius Banana Beignets
- 2 large bananas or 4 small ones
- 100 grams self raising flour
- 100 ml cold water
- 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- oil for frying
Peel and slice the banana into bite size pieces
In a bowl whisk together the flour and water until you get a nice silky batter
In another bowl combine the sugar with cinnamon and set aside.
In a frying pan heat up some cooking oil until hot.
Put the slices of banana into the batter and drop them in the hot oil, turning them to brown evenly just a minute or two.
Transfer to paper towel and drain
Sift the sugar and cinnamon mix over the beignets and serve warm.