The recipe for Bananas Foster Fritters is the most recent baking adventure for Club: Baked and is hosted by Stephanie of Ice Cream Before Dinner. Be sure to check out her blog for the recipe! The first time I tried frying a dessert was with Club: Baked's Farm Stand Buttermilk Donuts. Although it was my first time, I followed the recipe (and my candy thermometer) very carefully and had a very successful result. I did the same for this one and was very pleased. They had a very prominent banana flavor with a hint of cinnamon, a perfect combo in my book! But I think what made this dessert really reach that wow factor was the rum dipping sauce! Once the fritters were cooled slightly but still warm, a quick sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a dip in the rum sauce gave them a perfect finish! (side note: The rum sauce would probably be amazingg on pancakes, french toast or even waffles!)
I have to add that I don't typically like the taste of fried anything, so I made an attempt at baking some of the fritters. They came out as a dense, chewy cookie. Of course, the cinnamon sugar and rum sauce helped out them out a little, but I just couldn't get past how dense they were. The fried fritters were definitely amazing and much better than my attempt at making cookies, but I think it was worth a try! Don't forget to check out Club: Baked to see all of the member's fritters! Enjoy!