Craving some sweet treats with a crisp? Try making these yummy fried PB and banana chocolate wontons at home.
Makes 6 wontons
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 tablespoon Nutella
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 small ziplock bag
6 dumpling pastries, I used both square and round ones
Ice cream to serve
1. Lay all the dumpling wrappers on a flat service and brush the edges with water to dampen it.
2. To make a DIY piping bag, open the ziplock bag and put the peanut butter and Nutella in one of the corners of the bag. Squeeze the air from the bag and seal it, cut a tiny point from corner and carefully squeeze a small dollop on the center of each pasty. Lay one or two thick slices of banana on top of the chocolate and PB spread.
3. To make them into wontons: For the square pastries, fold each corner into the center and seal the edges that meet into a square. For the round pastries, fold three sides to the center making it into a triangle. Pinch along the sides where the edges meet to seal it tightly.
4. If you have an oven, put them on a baking sheet and bake at 250C Degrees for 10 minutes until golden. Alternatively fill a heavy-bottomed saucepan with about 3/4-inch oil. Heat over medium heat and fry 2 or 3 at a time, turning occasionally, until golden, about 60 to 70 seconds. Drain on paper towels.
5. Cool for 2 minutes and serve warm with ice cream, I love the contrast between the crispy and hot wontons and the cold ice cream!
- Sweet wontons are a great way of recreating classic desserts in a tiny package, try toffee apples: apples dusted with cinnamon and served with a caramel sauce; mango and a coconut caramel sauce; PB & J with banana.
- Using the same method of frying, you can fry shop brought cheese-based raviolis for a twist on the usual boiled ones!