Hot. Crunchy.Sweet.Satisfyingly delicious. These are just a few adjectives to describe one of the most known merienda in the Philippines: the wrapped banana fritter or what Filipinos commonly call as toron.
If you haven’t tried toron, then you have missed a humongous part of your Filipino experience!
Toron is usually sold in the afternoons, hot and fresh from the pan.
From my childhood, and even until now, every time I’m at home I never miss to buy this mouthwatering snack whenever I hear “Toron! Toron!” from vendors roaming around our village selling it.
This all-time Filipino merienda never gets old and is still a known favorite wherever you are in the Philippines.
Toron is one of the most craved snacks in our country, may it be kids or adults, its popularity never dies down.
Toron is actually quite simple to cook. For the lumpia wrapper, mix 1 cup of flour to 2 cups of cold water and mix them altogether. The mixture should have a liquid like texture. Spray the griddle just about not to stick when you start pouring the liquid mixture. Then wait until it is fully cooked then pill it from the griddle gently and slowly set aside or directly put the sliced plantain/banana. Do the procedure repeatedly.
For the sauce, use caramel sauce or the traditional caramelized sugar. You may add butter and all-purpose whipping cream to the sugar mixture, let it boil till it thickens afterwards. Pour it to the banana fritters and dash it with confectioner sugar if desired.
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