Not #DnD, but still #Fantasy #cookery

Okay, so this will be my first NON-RPG post.  This morning I made banana-stuffed french toast with berry syrup and my wife demanded that I write this down to preserve it and let others try it out.

Ingredients:

8 slices bread (you can use french bread or white bread)
2 ripe bananas sliced
1/2 package of french vanilla pudding mix
3 tablespoons honey
3 eggs
2/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup milk (1/4 and 1/4)
2tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest
1/2 cup mixed berries
1 cup cooking oil
powdered sugar

Banana mixture:

Place the sliced bananas, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/4 cup of milk, the half packet of french vanilla pudding mix and 1 tsp each of the cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest into a food processor.  Blend until smooth and use a spatula to scoop into a bowl.  Set this aside and chill in freezer or fridge.

Batter:

Beat the eggs, water and milk together until uniform and sift in the flour into the mixture while stirring.  Add the remaining cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest as well as two tablespoons of white sugar.  Blend until mixed and it just becomes thick.

Syrup:

Place the mixed berries and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Strain through a sieve to get out any remaining fruit pulp and seeds, using a spoon or spatula to stir and push the simple syrup through.  This can be used as it is or reduced over a low heat for 5-10 minutes to result in a thicker, richer syrup.

Take the slices of bread and spoon the banana mixture onto one of the slices, covering it with another to make a sort of sandwich.  You can leave the bread whole or use a cookie cutter to cut it into shapes. Heat the oil on medium and dredge the filled bread in the batter, making sure to get both sides completely covered as well as the sides to ensure the banana doesn’t drip out.  Fry on each side for 3-4 minutes, keeping a close eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and spoon the berry syrup on top.  Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of honey and serve with fresh fruit. 

 

I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!

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~ by darkpatu on January 28, 2012.

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