Bretagne Banana Chocolate Sables

Makes around 12 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes   Rated:

I tried these a long time ago, my very first time in St. Malo, and then couldn't find the proper name for them. Still don't know it, but when I tasted the Hazelnut Sable pastry, I knew I could be onto something close, so I created this recipe.

These are pretty darn near perfect comfort cookies to me. I didn't really know if the banana thing would work when I first figured out what the shop owner was telling me, but in for a penny in for a pound, and I was hooked. They were warm, fragrant, sweet, crumbly, chocolatey. It was sort of heaven in a little bite.

Here is my version, whatever they're called officially. I just call them delicious.

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1  

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with paper.

2  

Roll the pastry out on my silicone mat (go get one in store if you still don't have it!)

3  

Cut into rounds using a pastry cutter, being careful not to cut the silicone mat. Create one layer of cookies on the prepared tray making sure you have enough circles to match.

4  

Break the banana into small pieces and place in the centre of the circles on tray. Top with a few chocolate callets. Cover with the remaining circles of pastry and pinch together to seal well.

5  

Place a few chocolate callets on top of each filled cookie and then bake 15 minutes or until golden and fragrant.

6  

If banana is not your thing, leave it out and just go with the chocolate. I really wasn't sure when I tried them to be honest, as it sounded a bit odd, but I have to admit, they became one of my fave things to buy, hot and gooey and delicious whilst walking around St. Malo.

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