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  1. -- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02


  3. Categories: Chinese, Desserts

  4. Yield: 6 servings

  5. 1/2 c All purpose flour

  6. 2 tb Cornstarch

  7. 3/4 ts Baking powder

  8. 1/2 c Water

  9. 2 Golden Delicious apples -or-

  10. 2 Bananas

  11. Salad oil

  12. 2/3 c Granulated sugar

  13. 1/3 c Warm water

  14. 1 tb Salad oil

  15. 2 ts Sesame seeds

  16. In a bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.

  17. Add water and stir until smooth. Peel and core

  18. 3 wedges.

  19. bananas, peel and cut in 1/2 inch thick diagonal

  20. slices.) Place fruit in batter and turn to coat

  21. evenly. Into a deep pan pour oil to a depth of about 1 1/2 inches. Heat oil to

  22. 350 degrees. Using

  23. chopsticks or a spoon, lift one piece of fruit at a

  24. time from batter and let excess batter drip off, then

  25. lower fruit into hot oil. Cook several pieces at a

  26. 2 minutes

  27. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  28. Generously oil a flat serving dish. Fill a serving

  29. bowl to the brim with ice cubes; cover with water.

  30. Place sugar, water and oil in a ten inch frying pan;

  31. stir to blend. Place pan over high heat. When mixture

  32. begins to bubble (about one minute), shake pan

  33. continuously to prevent burning. Continue cooking and shaking pan until syrup *just* turns a pale straw

  34. 9 minutes

  35. heat, add sesame seeds, and swirl to mix. (Syrup will

  36. continue to cook after you remove it from heat and color will turn golden in a few seconds.) Drop fruit

  37. into syrup and swirl to coat evenly. Using two

  38. spoons, immediately remove each piece of fruit and place on oiled dish so pieces do not touch. At table,

  39. dip each piece of fruit in ice water so coating

  40. hardens and fruit cools. Serve. --


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