Chinese Glazed Fruit

Chinese Glazed Fruit

3/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 tps baking powder
1/2 tps salt
Peanut or vegetable oil
2 medium apples, pared & cut into eighths
2 firm medium bananas, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup white or black sesame seed
Iced water

Beat 3/4 cup water, the flour, cornstarch, baking powder & salt with h& beater until smooth
Heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches oil to 360 deg F
Stir apples into batter until coated
Remove 1 piece at a time with slotted spoon, letting excess batter drip into bowl
Fry 6 to 8 pieces at a time, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 min; drain
Repeat with bananas

Thoroughly mix sugar, 1 cup water & the corn syrup in heavy 3-quart saucepan
Heat to boiling, without stirring, over high heat
Cook, without stirring, over high heat to 300 deg F on c&y thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into threads that are hard & brittle (mixture will be light golden brown)
Decrease heat to very low; stir in sesame seed

Generously oil large flat serving plate
Stir 1 piece of fruit at a time into syrup until evenly coated
Immediately remove from syrup & place on oiled plate
Do not let pieces touch
At the table, dip each piece of fruit into iced water to harden coating

Yields 6 servings

Topics: Chinese Recipes - Fruits & Desserts


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