Monday 17 September 2012

Nutella and Banana Turnovers

~by Kendal

These are very tasty, very quick to make and can be thrown together last minute. I think I first found the recipe on Pinterest, but I’ve made them so often that I’ve modified them to suit my tastes.

(Sorry for the lack of pictures, but Blogger is not my friend today!)


1 block of Puff Pastry or Ready Rolled Pastry Sheet
1 jar of Nutella
1-2 bananas
Icing Sugar
Egg or Milk to glaze

How to:

1. Preheat your Oven to Gas Mark 7/220 C. Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and use a little butter to grease. Chop your banana into thin slices. I find that one usually does me, but you may want to use more if you *really* love bananas

2. Flour a surface, and either roll your block out until it is a fairly thin rectangle, or simply unroll your pre-rolled sheet! Cut your rectangle into 6 squares. (There will be a little pastry left over which you could always make into a 7th mini turnover...or give to your child to play with/eat...)

3. Leaving about 1/2inch border around each square, spread a layer of nutella over each square. You don’t need to use too much as it is super sweet. Cover one diaganol half in banana slices, making sure you leave that ½ border untouched. Repeat with all squares!

4. Now, fold each square over, from one point to another, making a turnover and enclosing the banana slices on the bottom half. Press the sides together. A little nutella may squeeze out the sides but this is okay. Using a fork, press the sides down further, giving them a lovely ribbed finish.

5. Now, using one egg mixed with a tablespoon of water, glaze each turnover and transfer them carefully to the baking tray. Place in the oven for around 15 mins. Keep an eye on them as obviously all ovens vary and you don’t want them to burn.

6. Take them out and let them cool on a wire rack. Once cooled a little, sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy with your Littles. (Also very yummy with ice cream)

These work really well with Nutella and Marshmallows too, and also as teeny-tiny turnovers for birthday parties etc!