banana and bacon bites

banana and bacon bites

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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!

Ingredients

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

Method

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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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