Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Foster Fritters



Happy Sunday and 2013! After missing the past two Baked Sunday Mornings recipes, I am back with Bananas Foster Fritters. Two weeks ago was shortbread, which I wanted to make, but could not fathom more cookies after Christmas. Then I missed the pots de creme last week because I was sick, not to mention the fact that it was my birthday and cake was essential. (One of my goals for 2013 is to not overdo it on baking and have superfluous treats around.) Here is a photo of the fabulous birthday cake Josh made me. Per my request, it was a peanut butter cake with marshmallow filling and chocolate frosting, and he made the entire thing himself - no help from me at all.



When I told Josh what the recipe for this week was, he said he was wondering why I came back from the grocery store with very ripe bananas (we are generally very good at letting them get overly ripe ourselves, which then “forces” me to make banana bread). The book has notes not to fear frying. Sigh. I’m sorry, but I do. I decided dive into this fearlessly, and unfortunately, had a few issues. The oil had no trouble getting to 375 degrees, but I had a bit of trouble maintaining it, leading the first round I fried to be overdone on the outside and too doughy on the inside. Subsequent batches did turn out better and Josh enjoyed having a doughnutty treat for breakfast today - don’t worry, I skipped the rum dipping sauce.  I know that if I kept practicing, I would be able to master deep-frying, but honestly I am content to enjoy doughnuts and french fries outside my home. 




Please be sure to stop by the Baked Sunday mornings site to see how the rest of the bakers fared. I am looking forward to many more baking adventures with the group this year!

7 comments:

Tracey Wilhelmsen said...

Happy New Year Margot! First of all, happy belated birthday! That cake Josh made is stunning, and the flavor combo sounds awesome. I'm in love with that green cake stand - mind sharing where you found it?

A healthy fear of frying is a good thing if you want to avoid french fries and doughnuts at home. I'm pretty comfortable frying at home now and it leads to all kinds of decadence in my kitchen :)

Chelly said...

I am not a big fan of deep frying either. Your fritters look beautiful!

Yael Even said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Cake is awesome! I'm not a big fan of frying either, but decided to go ahead and dive in anyways. Glad I did!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I have a fear of frying too! I'm glad we all tried though. I burnt a lot of them when I tried frying in a pot on the stove. Did better with a deep fryer that can regulate the temperature. But I'm with you, I would rather enjoy fried foods out of the house. I'm all for others frying my foods! :o)

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Hi Margot! Long time no talk. Welcome back...though I just realized you've been back for a while. :) Looking forward to seeing more Baked posts. I did a brief stint with Club: Baked, but that group seems to have fizzled out. We did make these fritters though, and they were tasty! It's always hard to keep oil at the right temp and frying is a little scary! Happy New Year!

Sheri said...

Happy birthday Margot! And congratulations on braving the fryer. They look great, perfectly spherical!

I can tell you that the rum dipping sauce is sooo good. Like drinkable good.

Candy said...

Happy Birthday! The cake is lovely - lucky girl?

Your fritters look great!