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Plantain Turnovers Recipe ~ Caribbean Style: It’s amazing how such simple ingredients can create something so tasty.

Shortcrust Pastry Ingredients:

  • 150 g (6 oz) plain flour
  • 1 ml spoon (1/4 teasp.) salt
  • 75 g (3 oz) fat (1/2 vegetable shortening and 1/2 margarine)
  • cold water to bind

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Cooking Instructions:

Peel and slice plantains lengthwise thinly. Then cut into 3″ pieces. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Then melt butter in a pan over heat and allow to cool slightly. Prepare pastry and roll out on floured board.

Cut into oblong pieces approx. 21/2″x4″. Dip plantain piece by piece into melted butter and then roll into sugar mixture. Then place on to pastry rolling over and sealing at both ends with a little water. Brush with milk, place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375F until golden brown. Serve warm.

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