Saturday, November 2, 2013

20 minutes Fluffy Tuna and Banana Pastries

This recipe is so easy that no prior baking experience is required! 

I am attending a potluck party tonight with friends and their kids, since I have a  koala baby who won't allow me to spend too much time in the kitchen, I need to prepare something fast and yummy (friends have their expectation!)

Luckily I bought a packet of ready-to-bake whole meal pastries during my grocery shopping earlier and I have some ready canned tuna and banana, so without wasting much time, I just whipped up these pastries while my younger is watching Patrick and Friends. It's an 45 minutes show so I know I have to complete before time runs out.

Here are the fluffy pastries. I made 3 flavors: tuna in light mayo, chili tuna and banana (child and vegetarian friendly!)

I marked a cross so the kids know they should not eat this, it's spicy tuna.

I let my kiddos decide which one they like. My elder had 3 of these while my little koala girl had 1. To my surprise, my big guy chomped down half a dozen while sipping his coffee!

Ready to bake some?

Preparation Time: 10 min 
Cooking Time: 10-12 min
Serving for: 36 pieces 

4 Ready-to-bake Puff Pastry 
2 ripe bananas
1 canned tuna in light mayonnaise
1 egg yolk

The Making:

1. Defrost the pastry by placing it under room temperature for about 20 minutes (for tropical weather). 

2. Preheat the oven to 180°c and lay a piece of baking sheet onto a baking tray. Set aside.

3. Cut the pastry into 9 square pieces, place your choice of fillings on top, about 1 teaspoon each. 

4. Fold the pastry into half to form a triangle or rectangle shape.

5. Use a fork to gently press the edge of each piece to let it seal tight and form a nice pattern too. Transfer them onto the baking tray using a non stick spatula, careful not to let them stick together.

6. Brush some egg yolk evenly on top each pieces, then bake the pastry for 10-12 minutes until it turns golden brown.

7. Let them cool down before sinking your teeth into this crunchy puffy pastry. Taste best while it's warm.

All packed and ready to go for the party!


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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Thanks for the invitation, would definitely sign up and hopefully will be able to contribute some recipes soon. :)

      Pui Hua