PISANG MOLEN (INDONESIAN BANANA FRITTERS)
Who doesn't know pisang molen? I bet 100% of Indonesian people know this fried snack which is made of banana wrapped in flour dough. Usually, we bought it from a vendor so called 'abang gorengan' (or frying man?).
In Jakarta, there are plenty of 'abang gorengan' who sold all kind of fried foods, such as pisang goreng (or fried banana), bakwan goreng (vegie fritters), tahu goreng (fried tofu), singkong/ubi goreng (fried cassava/yam), and pisang molen.
The way of making the pisang molen's wrapper is really unique. You just cut the dough into strips (of course after you roll it), then wind it around the banana. Mostly we used small bananas rather than a normal size banana. But, some people (including me) are using the normal size banana then cut it into 3. From my experience, using small bananas are alot easier on the winding.
My hubby like it so much until he kept coming back to the kitchen when I am still frying it :).
Also, I want to submit it to Masbar Edisi Juli 2010.
Source: AGs Food
375 gr all-purpose flour
75 gr sugar powder
150 gr butter/margarine
150 cc water
2/3 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla powder
14 pieces small banana (Belzy -- I used del monte), peeled
In a big bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and fanilla powder, mix well. Knead in butter. Pour water gradually while continuously kneading the dough.
Remove dough into a clean surface work. Roll the dough with rolling pin into 6 to 10mm thickness. Cut it into strips 1-inch wide. Then, winding each dough strips onto banana.
In a pan, deep fry the banana over medium high heat until golden brown. Serve it warm with a cup of hot tea...yummm..