I dreamt this up after my first ever trip to Leon which prompted me to bake their famous falafel recipe and that’s when the light bulb came. What if I made them for dessert? I mean they are sweet potatoes, plus I didn’t completely make them up. I know sweet potato doughnuts exist in Madagascar as well as some eastern and South African countries. So a little research and a very ripe banana later, out of the oven they came and straight in for the UM test.
*UM screws ups her nose….*
UM: You put banana in sweet potato?
Me: er….yeah ? (Am I the only one who thought that sounded like an obvious combination?)
UM: It tastes…er….sweet
Me: Too sweet? I suggest
UM: Yeah, it must be the banana….and you should have added flour
Me: I did
UM: Oh, you can’t tell
And that was the end of that.
Well as I promised to document my ‘failures’ as well as my successes, here goes:
I didn’t think it was too sweet, but I agree the sweet potato/banana balance wasn’t quite right, but they did have a nice banana fritter feel to them but as UM suggested I’d add more flour next time and maybe tougher flour like brown rice. I’ll do this combo again at some point and report back…for the adventurous among you here’s the recipe: