Fair Trade Banana Churros with Peanut and Caramel Dipping Sauce Recipe
If you’re looking for a unique twist on the tasty, traditional Spanish and Portuguese snack, these banana churros are a real crowd pleaser. Accompanied with a delicious peanut and caramel dipping sauce, don’t be surprised when your guests go back for seconds and thirds! This easy to follow recipe is perfect for adults and children alike – and we can assure you, they taste even sweeter knowing they’re completely fair trade.
For the fritters:
300g self-raising flour
Icing sugar for dusting
- Make the sauce first. Put the butter, double cream and brown sugar into a small saucepan and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the vanilla and simmer for another minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for five minutes. Whisk in the peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Set aside.
- Put the flour in a large mixing bowl.
- Mash the banana as smoothly as possible and blend with the boiling water and the oil.
- Start pouring the banana mixture into the flor and use a large fork to gradually incorporate all the flour. You may not need all the banana mixture or you may need a little extra milk, it depends on the flour. You are looking for a very thick, sticky batter.
- Spoon the batter into a piping bad fitted with a large nozzle, then, holding the bag over the pan of oil, squeeze out short lengths of batter – we find it easiest to squeeze with one hand and use the other to snip off lengths with a pair of kitchen scissors. If you don’t want to use a piping bag, you can drop small spoonsful of batter into the pan instead. Fry the fritters until they are a deep golden brown on all sides, then drain thoroughly on some kitchen paper.
- Serve immediately, dusted with icing sugar and with the dipping sauce alongside.