Well, we did it. We are back home to spring time in England after nearly two and a half years.
We wrapped up our time in Canada by embracing the daily yoyo-ing climatic extremes typical in the mountains at this time of year. Including lots of walks in the clean fresh air in snow and glorious sunshine, last lunches at our favourite restaurants in our little town, admiring the views wherever we were and saying au revoir to our new friends… All this between the sorting, chucking, clearing, packing and organizing of our belongings before sending them on their merry way back to England. It has been quite a productive and emotionally charged time!
Our poor friends were subjected to a real concoction of creations whilst I was trying to clear the cupboards. This make up recipe was deemed a relative success and is actually incredibly versitile… Hot or cold, as a mid morning snack, pudding, picnic or packed lunch box filler, and it is easy for littles to grab and go! Just be ready for the trail of flakes of pastry…Banana Nutella Filo Slices
3 sheets of filo pastry
2oz butter, melted
3 bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
About 3 heaped tbsp of Nutella
Icing sugar to dust
So, this is ridiculously simple. Start by preheating the oven to 350f or 180c.
Lay out one sheet of the defrosted filo on a large board. Paint the surface with the melted butter and then place the next sheet directly over the top. Paint again with butter and then top with the last sheet of filo.
Mix the banana mush with the vanilla extract and then spoon the mixture along the long edge of the pastry sheets. Evenly spoon the chocolate along the pastry next to the banana and the roll it up into a long sausage shape.
Paint the top with the last of the melted butter and then maneuver onto a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until the filo is golden and crispy on the outside. Allow to cool and then slice into appropriately sized slices and dust with icing sugar. And tuck in.
So I was thinking next time, some peanut butter would be nice with the banana and then maybe some cinnamon apple purée with some fresh egg custard for another attempt… Endless ways of using up those last sheets of filo. Canada was awesome and we have left with amazing memories. We are going to miss our life in the mountains and the good friends we made. The world is small and our paths will definitely cross with those who are important to us for sure. You know who you are 😉
Next up… I’ll keep you posted x