Banana Caramel Moneybags

This is a super easy little dessert I dreamed up today. I love bananas and caramel and its a quick take on banana fritters without the fuss.  I always have a squeeze bottle of home-made caramel sauce in the fridge for desserts. The sauce is a breeze to make in the microwave and keeps well in the fridge.You can buy it ready made and while its good, it is no substitute for the real deal.  The wonton wrappers can be found in the cold section of major supermarkets. Whip up a batch, you wont be disappointed. Each banana will make about 8 moneybags.

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Ingredients 

  • I pack wonton wrappers
  • 3 bananas (cut into 8 slices per banana)
  • Caramel sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 cups of oil for frying

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Preparation

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan until it reaches 400 degrees F.
  • Smear a small amount of caramel sauce over each wonton wrapper.
  • Place a banana piece in the middle of the wonton wrapper and scrunch the wrapper up.
  • Gently place in the oil, cooking about 3 at a time.
  • Remove from oil when the wrapper is brown.
  • Drain on kitchen towel and keep cooking until all the wrappers are cooked.
  • Serve warm with extra caramel sauce and ice cream.

Caramel sauce

  • 60 grams salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a microwave proof jug and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir and cook for another minute.

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Scrabble Wall Art

I found a wooden scrabble set at a thrift shop and got inspired.

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I picked out letters to form the title of a Paul Kelly song that I love.

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I used a wooden off cut from a decking job my husband and I finished recently.

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I screwed in a soft (soda) drink ring pull for a hanging loop and spray painted the timber and loop with a tin of matt black spray paint. I glued on the tiles using an adhesive glue.

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I coated the plaque on all surfaces with a coat of matt Mod Podge.

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I love my new wall art so much I am now making another one..

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French Toast Waffles

Is it French toast, is it waffles? Who cares as it’s delicious and so easy to make. A good recipe for a quick breakfast or light supper.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 thick slices of white bread 
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons thickened cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
Preparation
  • Preheat waffle iron and spray lightly with the cooking spray.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon.  
  • Dip both sides of the bread into the egg mixture, covering completely.  
  • Place in waffle iron, close lid, and cook until crispy.  
  • Repeat for each slice.
  • Serve with butter/cream and maple syrup.