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Banana Chocolate Strudel with a Hint of Ginger

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Banana chocolate strudel ready to eat


This is a recipe that I have made several times and it never fails to impress.

It looks professional and is really very simple to make.

I have used some ginger this time however it is quite an overpowering taste, so if you do not like ginger, leave this out.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients
4-5 bananas (Lady Fingers work well but are expensive)
60g dark chocolate, chopped
2 sheets puff pastry
Melted butter or a beaten egg for glazing
1 tsp crystallized ginger, finely cut (optional)

Method
Defrost the pastry if using frozen, and preheat the oven to 200c or 185 if fan forced.

Cut the chocolate (I always buy Lindt 70% when it is on special, and it is no more expensive than a good brand of cooking chocolate).



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Cut the chocolate into small pieces


Chop the bananas and mix with ginger and chocolate.



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Mix the three ingredients gently


If using frozen pastry, I find this is a bit thick so roll it out a bit and throw some out if you also prefer thinner pastry.

Cut the pastry sheets in half and place one quarter of the mixture along the centre of each pastry piece.



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A quarter of mixture onto each piece of pastry


Start to roll the pastry.



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Fold one side over


Roll up totally, pinching the ends so liquid will not seep out.



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Enclose ends by pinching


Brush the pastry with melted butter or a small egg.



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I have brushed with melted butter


Place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper and put in the oven.



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Ready to be cooked


Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is browned.



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Bake till they are golden


Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or cream if desired.



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Ready to eat -add cream to make it even nicer


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#Afternoon Tea
#After School Snack
#Snack
#Dessert
#Sweets
#Banana
#Chocolate
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