Empanadas (Banana and Chocolate)
This is a very simple baked dessert which never fails to put a smile on my face.
  Serves:  12       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
  • 250 g (8 oz) puff pastry
  • 150 g (5 oz) chocolate chips
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  1. Peel and dice the bananas. Place in a bowl with the lemon juice and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and mix.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry enough to be able to cut out 12 circles about 12 cm (5″) in diameter. The pastry will be quite thin.
  4. Place a spoonful of filling in the centre of each circle and fold the circles over to make demi-lunes. Crimp the edges with a fork and place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake in the oven at 190°C for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden. Dust with icing sugar and a pinch of cinnamon before serving.
Titli's Tips
If you dont have a plate small enough make a simple circular template from cardboard. You can also cut the pastry into squares and fold over to make triangles.

Puff pastry doesn’t re-roll very well, but you can also use shortcrust pastry in this recipe which means that you can cut circles AND re-roll the pastry to make more circles. Any type of chocolate will do – dark, milk or white – and you can also use nutella. Serve warm with cream, ice cream or naked.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 201 10%
Calories from Fat 131
Total Fat 14.6g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.2g 26%
Unsaturated Fat 8.7g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 19.0g 6%
Dietary Fibre 3.1g 12%
Sugars 304g
Protein 3.4g 6%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.