A dessert version of wontons that are pure heaven! They have a touch of cinnamon and the sauce is silky smooth. They are a bit time consuming but worth every second! A Martin Yan recipe
For the filling
- 2 bananas, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sweetened flaked coconut
For the sauce
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
- wonton wrapper
- vegetable oil (for deep frying)
- Make the filling: Stir the bananas, sugar, cinnamon, and coconut together in a small bowl, lightly mashing the bananas as you mix. The mixture should still be a little chunky.
- Make the sauce: In a small sauce pan, bring the milk and coconut milk to a boil then remove from the heat.
- Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until pale yellow and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Stirring constantly, gradually pour half of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, then stir the yolk mixture into the milk mixture remaining in the pan. Over medium heat, stir the milk mixture constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain the sauce into a medium bowl. For extra coconut flavor, add the 1/2 cup flaked coconut (I prefer it smooth!). Let cool to room temperature, then cover the bowl and chill until cold. (I like the sauce at room temp.).
- Wontons: Place a heaping teaspoonful of the filling in the center of one of the wonton wrappers. (Keep the remaining wrappers covered with a damp kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out.) Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a fingertip dipped in water, then fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle. Pinch the edges together firmly to seal. Pull the opposite corners of the base of the triangle, moisten one of the corners with water, and press the two corners firmly to seal. Repeat with the remaining wontons and filling, keeping the folded wontons covered with a damp kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out.
- Pour enough vegetable oil into a wok or 2 quart saucepan to come to a depth of 3 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350°F Slip a few of the wontons into the oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining wontons. Serve hot or cold, with the coconut cream sauce.
These were very nice. A definite "oriental" dessert. I used fresly ground cinnamon that really stood out and made it wonderful. I did add the coconut to the sauce and even ate some by itself. I did have trouble with my oil not being hot enough then becoming too hot, though. Thanks for a really good recipe.