joi, 19 aprilie 2012

Caribbean banana & raisin strudel

A quick recipe by Delia Smith, without sugar, so it's healthy, but very sweet because of the bananas...

4 medium bananas, 50g raisins, the grated zest of 1 large navel orange, 2 tablespoons rum, 100g pecan nuts, 75g butter, 4 sheets filo pastry, about 24 x 50cm, defrosted, 2 heaped tablespoons crème fraîche, 1 tablespoon icing sugar, for sprinkling

Soak the raisins and orange zest in the rum for one hour. After that, drain the raisins and zest in a sieve over a bowl to catch the juices, pressing to extract as much juice as possible.
When you're ready to start preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4 and pop
the nuts on the baking sheet to toast for 5-6 minutes and at the same time melt the butter in a saucepan. Then remove the nuts and pulse them in a processor to chop them small.
Now spread out a sheet of baking parchment on the baking sheet. Follow th
is with one sheet of filo pastry (cover the others with a clean tea towel). Brush the filo pastry all over with melted butter and sprinkle on a quarter of the nuts. Do this another three times with the rest of the filo pastry (saving some butter for the top).
Now peel the bananas and lay two, end to end, about 5cm (2in) from one edge of the pastry. Place the other two bananas directly next to them towards the middle. Next scatter the raisins and zest over the bananas. The strained rum juice now needs to be whisked into the crème fraîche, then spoon this over the bananas.
Use the baking parchment to help you roll the filo pastry over the bananas and then over again. Trim 2.5cm (1in) off each end of the filo parcel, then tuck the ends under - so you are left with the seam and the ends underneath - and discard the parchment.
Brush the rest of the butter all over and bake on the centre shelf for 40 minutes. If you like you can make the strudel a few hours in advance and bake it when you want to serve it.
Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

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