Super easy and quick to make chocolate banana hand pies, a delicious snack for kids and grown ups!
For this recipe, I didn’t use puff pastry but short crust pastry / pâte brisée dough.
I could make 16 hand pies out of 1 square pastry dough of 17.3 inches x 14.17 inches (44 cm x 36 cm).
If you can’t find frozen pastry dough in your store, you can very easily make it, here’s a link to Stephanie Jaworski’s website, joy of baking.com, amongst many awesome and very well explained recipes along with videos, she has a delicious, quick and easy to make pastry dough recipe, click here.
1 short crust pastry / pâte brisée dough
16 chocolate squares
16 slices of banana about 0.2 inches thick (1/2 cm)
1 egg, separated
Icing sugar to sprinkle on top
1 cookie cutter diameter about 1.9 inches (5 cm)
1 cookie cutter diameter about 2.3 inches (6 cm)
Preheat your oven to 410°F (210°C)
Into a chilled pastry dough, cut 16 (or as many you can) circles of 1.9 inches for the bottoms of hand pies and 16 (or as many you can) circles of 2.3 inches for the tops and lay them on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper
Chill for about 15 minutes
Briefly whisk the egg white with a fork to break it and brush all the bottom circles edges
Lay a chocolate square in the center of each bottom circle, top it with a slice of banana
Cover with the top circles and press the sides lightly to glue them
Add a little water to the egg yolk and brush top circles, I like to brush them twice
Poke three small holes with a toothpick into the tops
Bake for about 15 minutes or until handpies become golden
Let cool for about 20 minutes on a cooling rack
Dust with icing or powdered sugar
To keep the shape of your hand pies, always work with very cold dough, keep it in the fridge until you need it,
About the excess dough, cut as many decor shapes as you can (hearts, leaves, etc.) to decorate your next pie, freeze them on a tray and then store them in plastic bags. When you will want to use these decors, do not thaw them, decorate your pies with the frozen shapes, they will hold better while baking
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