Nutella Banana Hand Pies

Here I am again with my Nutella recipes. When I saw that my Nutella banana bread recipe received the most views last month, I knew that some people are as I crazy about it as I am. Duh. For this recipe, I used Gordon Ramsey’s shortcrust pastry. Even though this pastry is so easy to make, I couldn’t help but be vigilant in measuring the ingredients while imagining Gordon watching me very closely saying, “You better do this perfectly!” Perfect buttery and flaky crusts mean perfect Nutella banana hand pies.

Macrina Bakery

I got this recipe from Macrina Bakery’s new cookbook (link below). They have some of the best pastries and brunch menus in the Seattle area. Visiting Seattle soon? make sure you put them on your list of places to eat! Or just buy their cookbook and make them in your own kitchen!

Nutella Banana Hand Pies recipe
Delicious Nutella Banana Hand Pies

Nutella Banana Hand Pies

Nutella Banana Hand Pies

Recipe by Laura MartinCourse: Recipes


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      For Gordon Ramsay’s Shortcrust pastry

      • Cold bowl
      • 200 grams of cold unsalted butter, cut into smaller cubes
      • 400 grams of flour
      • pinch of salt
      • 100 ml cold water

      Nutella Banana Hand Pies

      • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
      • 2 tablespoons raw hazelnuts
      • 2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
      • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
      • 1/4 cup Nutella
      • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water, for egg wash

      To Make Shortcrust Pastry

      In a food processor, combine flour and a pinch of salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Then add the cold butter and process for 15 to 20 seconds until the mixture resembles a fine breadcrumb texture. Transfer to a cold bowl.

      Make a well in the middle and incorporate 2/3 of cold water. Using your hands, whisk the mixture around, mopping up the flour and butter together. Add the remaining water and twist it into a dough.

      Lightly flour the surface and gently but quickly knead the pastry dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and put in the fridge until ready to use.

      General instructions

      General instructions

      1. Grease or line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
      2. Remove the dough from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes to soften slightly. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 inch thick, adding a little more flour on your work surface to make sure the dough isn’t sticking. Using a round object as a guide, cut out four 6 1/2-inch rounds and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Store in the fridge while you make the filling (this will prevent the butter in the dough from melting)
      3. In a food processor, pulse the sugar and hazelnuts until ground. Set aside.
      4. In a medium bowl, toss together sliced bananas and brown sugar. Add the Nutella and gently mix. Spoon the filling equally onto the lower half of each dough round, leaving an inch border along the bottom. Brush the border with egg wash and then fold the top half of the circle over the lower half, creating a half-moon shape. Gently press the edges with a fork to seal. Using a small knife, cut a 1/2-inch slit on the top of each pie to release steam while baking. Brush each pie with egg wash and sprinkle with hazelnut sugar.
      5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Chill the pies in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. This will firm up the dough and prevent the crust from shrinking.
      6. Bake the pies until they are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet and serve slightly warm.


      You can wrap and refrigerate these pies for the next day. Just reheat the next day in a 325 degrees F oven for 5 to 8 minutes.
      Adapted from More from Macrina: New Favorites from Seattle’s Popular Neighborhood Bakery.

      Banana Hand Pies serve with Nutella

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