I wanna be different…

Well, the school holidays have started and of course, we do not have any plans to go anywhere. #staysafe #staywell #stayhome

I asked my girl if she planned to cook or bake anything to pass the time but she said she had yet to think about it. Well, that afternoon, when I came downstairs after my nap, I could smell something very nice coming from the kitchen. She was cooking some mashed bananas…

…in the pan. According to her, she was making some banana cheese puffs.

We can buy grilled/fried bananas with a sprinkling of grated cheese on top from some Malay stalls in the kampung and I even tried to cook my own at home once

However, she was going to do it a little differently – she was not cooking the bananas whole and she would wrap everything in puff pastry…

…before putting them in the oven to bake. I bought this packet of puff pastry sometime ago – I did not have any plans at all so all this while, it had been sitting in the freezer. I sure was glad that my girl wanted to use it as that would get it out of the way…finally!

She cut each piece into two…

…and put a bit of the bananas…

…on top of one piece. Then, she grated some cheddar cheese over the bananas…

After having done that…

…she placed the other half of the pastry on top and pressed down the edges using a fork…

Lastly, she poked the top of the puff with the fork to make the air holes…

…so the steam could escape in the process of baking.

After brushing them with egg…

…she placed the tray in the oven to bake.

They were ready…

…in no time at all and of course, I wasted no time in sitting down and grabbing one to try, still piping hot from the oven.

Of course, the pastry was great – we have always been pleased with what we have managed to come out with using it and yes, the banana and cheese filling was absolutely out of this world.

It was very sweet though but I guess that was the sweetness of the bananas – no refined/processed cane sugar was added in the making. I was thinking that this would be great for serving as a dessert after a sit-down dinner with a scoop by ice cream by the side, perhaps.

Author: suituapui

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9 thoughts on “I wanna be different…”

  1. Banana Cheese Puffs – Not sure I have heard of those. I’m not a fan of bananas – I wish I was – they are so good for us! I don’t mind them in Banana Bread but it’s hard to find vegan banana bread here and I’m soooooo NOT a baker! LOL 🙂

    I love bananas but I’m cutting down on them these days as I’m on a low sugar diet. These puffs are very nice, easy to make and great to eat. I do enjoy banana cake too, great with chocolate ice cream but not into banana bread so much. Makes very nice sandwiches though…with peanut butter.

  2. I would love these bananas cheese puffs like how I love bananas cake. It looks so easy to make. Sure will try one day.

    So easy to make. I would want to eat more but it was very sweet even though no sugar was added.

  3. That is really different, to say the least. Very out of the box. Ha 😀 Would love to try it.

    So easy, bet your kids can do it! I use pisang keling, very ripe ones, so sweet!

  4. Great idea to make the puffs with banana and cheese stuffing. I have used this puff pastry and it was good. Looks easy and looks yummy too.

    We never tried making puff pastry before, no confidence but since we discovered this brand, there has been no turning back. Really good!

  5. I could imagine how heavenly the smell and taste of the puff. Yummy!! Good to have your girl around the house during school holiday.

    Yes, now I can look forward to some nice things to enjoy. LOL!!!

  6. That Kawan brand ready made puff pastry is RM7?
    It’s actually more expensive than ours in England here.
    It’s about £1 for a standard roll 320g.
    I noticed Kawan brand is 40g x 10 = 400g.

    I buy ready made puff pastry quite often to make sardine karipap.
    I cut the big roll sheet into smaller squares, then fold then into smaller triangular pieces.
    Really yummy and easy to make.

    Hints: Don’t be greedy and stuff too much sardine inside, otherwise you won’t be able to seal the karipap. Plus the filling will leak out make the whole tray very messy. Ha ha… from my failure experience before.

    1. Yes, I made that before and yes, I had those same experiences.
      We are thankful to have this brand that is very nice. In the past, long long ago, we did have some imported pastries, even more expensive and not as good. Anyway, RM7.00 is a bit more than £1, less than 2…and good that it is not so cheap, will not be buying and making all the time!

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