- groundnut oil, for deep-frying
- 260g self-raising flour
- 1⁄2tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 4 bananas, peeled and halved
- 130g plain flour
- 6tbsp golden syrup
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
You will need
- food thermometer
Heat enough oil in a wok or deep saucepan so you can deep-fry the bananas, to 170C/340F.
Sift the self-raising flour into a large bowl, add the bicarbonate of soda and 360ml of water and mix to form a smooth batter.
Lightly dust the bananas in plain flour, then dip into the batter to coat and carefully drop into the oil. Deep-fry for around 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack or a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain.
Divide among four plates, drizzle over the golden syrup, add a scoop of ice cream and serve.