OUTBACK GOURMET: CHOC BANANA SPRING ROLLS
I have discovered a combination of two ingredients which are almost irresistible. They go together like bacon and eggs, roast lamb and mint sauce and popcorn and butter.
The two I am referring to are banana and Nutella. A killer combination if there is ever to be one. On fresh bread, toast or flat breads these two ingredients fit like a hand in a glove to satisfy every sweet desire a human could have.
This recipe is going to take your dessert repertoire to a level off this planet and your family and friends are going to worship you and crown you King or Queen of the camp kitchen next time you are out bush.
The really awesome thing about this recipe is it can be made on a stove top so it can be devoured any time of the year, even when there are fire bans in place in the middle of summer – and they can be made at home when camping is the furthest thing from your mind.
So here goes, prepare to be amazed!
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Defrost the spring roll pastry making sure you keep it under a damp towel so it doesn’t dry out.
Peel and halve the bananas.
Gently peel off one sheet of pastry and lay it on a flat surface.
Just up from the bottom right hand corner, place a good sized smudge of chocolate spread, place one piece of banana on top and then roll the corner over till the banana is encased. Fold in the top right hand corner and the bottom left hand corner to the middle and tightly roll the rest until the top left hand corner is underneath the spring roll.
Heat the oil until a small piece of pastry bubbles and floats to the surface when dropped in.
Cook 4-6 at a time; make sure to not overload the pan, and cook only long enough for the pastry to be a light golden brown, no more
than a few minutes.
These little morsels are so delicious they will be eaten straight away so the contents don’t need to be really hot.
Remove from the hot oil and allow them to drain for a couple of minutes (if you can wait that long) and serve with cream or ice cream.
Tip. Substitute a tablespoon of cold stewed apple with cinnamon and sugar for something different, or maybe frozen berries and chocolate spread? Now it’s your turn to see what other delicious fillings can be added to create your own taste sensation.
Bananas, depending on how many you intend to make. Each serve has a half a banana so 4 bananas for 8 serves etc.
1 jar of Nutella or chocolate spread
1 pack of 20, 215x215mm spring roll pastry sheets
3-4cm of vegetable oil in a high sided heavy base pan for frying.
Paper towel to drain
Words and Photography by Jo Clews