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