banana and bacon bites
18th October 2013

banana and bacon bites

By Kurt Photography by Kurt

Here it is – well the miniature version – bite sized morsels, perfect for sharing with friends over a long leisurely brunch.  Banana, bacon and maple syrup are a classic sweet and savoury combination.  Enough said, short and sweet just like these little bites!


Serves 5
  • For the pikelets
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ to 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
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  • Butter for frying
  • 2 bananas
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 250g tub of creme fraiche
  • Maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon


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      • 1. Beat egg and sugar together until thick and pale. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
      • 2. Add sifted ingredients to the egg mixture, adding only enough milk to form a smooth batter. Finally, stir in the melted butter.
      • 3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Coat the pan with butter, and cook teaspoons of batter in batches, for about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface of each pikelet. Turn the pikelets over to brown the other side. Remove and keep warm under a folded tea towel.
      • 4. Skin and cut the banana into 2.5 to 3cm slices, wrap half a strip of bacon around each piece of banana securing it with a toothpick.
      • 5. Fry each piece until the bacon is nice and browned, and then place each bacon wrapped banana onto a pikelet. Carefully remove the toothpick.
      • 6. Top with a quenelle of crème fraiche, drizzle a generous helping of maple syrup over the top, and a pinch of cinnamon to finish.

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