Filed Under: bake, Cheese, snack, south-american, Under 20 Mins

Treasure Triangles

Frozen puff pastry is a perfect time saver for these delectable parcels. Don’t balk at the banana/black bean combo: it's common in many southern cuisines, and absolutely delicious

April 8th, 2012

Excerpted from The Toddler Café: Fast, Healthy, and Fun Ways to Feed Even The Pickiest Eater. Copyright © 2008 by Jennifer Carden. Excerpted by permission of Raincoast Books/Chronicle Books. All Rights Reserved.

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 bananas, sliced in rounds
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 can blackbeans (15 ounces), drained
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry (16 ounces), 2 sheets
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack or mild cheddar cheese
  • Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
  1. Heat the butter in a medium sauté pan over high heat. Add the bananas and sauté until golden. Remove the bananas to a bowl.

  2. Add the onion to the sauté pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until clear and softened. Add to the bananas.

  3. Add the beans to the bowl. Using the back of a fork or potato masher, mash the bean mixture to a coarse paste; season with the salt and cool.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray.

  5. Unfold each puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured cutting board. Cut each piece into 9 equal squares. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of cheese in the center of each square. Place 1 tablespoon of filling on top of the cheese.

  6. Fold 1 corner of the dough over the filling to the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Using a fork, seal the edges of the dough. Arrange the triangles on a rimmed baking sheet; brush with the egg wash. Bake the triangles for about 20 minutes, until golden brown and puffed.

Treasure Triangles
Photography Copyright © 2008 by Matthew Carden

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