Posted on | July 3, 2011 | 4 Comments
These banana tartlets are a popular treat on the island of Mauritius which is a beautiful island east of Madagascar. No, I haven’t been there yet but I have seen many pictures. My friend Anjalee who gave me this recipe (thanks for sharing and letting me share!!!) showed me lots of great pictures of her home country… and it looks like paradise… *dream*… I definitely want to go there one day.
Back to the recipe, these tartlets are a real treat. So tasty! To be honest, it was my first attempt ever at baking tartlets. They are actually easy to make but making the lattice on top takes a little time. But it is so worth it. Just look at these pretty tartlets…
yields 4 tartlets with a 12cm (4 3/4”) diameter.
- 250 g flour
- 125 g margarine or butter, soft
- cold water
- 6 ripe bananas
- 3 tbsp sugar
In a bowl, mix together the flour and the margarine (or butter) until crumbly. Sparingly add some cold water and knead into a soft dough. Set aside.
Mix the sugar with the crushed bananas. In a small pan cook the bananas over very low heat, constantly stirring. Cook until the bananas turn dark brown, then remove them from the heat and set aside.
Roll out the pastry dough very thin. Cut circles out, large enough to line the tartlet pastry tins. Grease the pastry tins and firmly line them with the pastry. Trim the edges with a sharp knife.
Fill the tartlets with the banana mixture.
Use the left-over dough and the trimmings to make a lattice on each tartlet. Seal the edge well. Glaze with milk.
Bake the tartlets in the preheated oven at 200°C. In Fahrenheit that would be around 390°F but I baked it at 375°F since my oven does not allow to bake at 390°F.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Source: Anjalee M.