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In The Marley Kitchen: Plantain Party

PASTRY INGREDIENTS (serves 6) -2 cups sifted flour -1/2 tsp salt -1 cup vegetable shortening -2-4 tbsp ice water

FILLING INGREDIENTS -1 cup ripe plantain, peeled and cut up -1/4 cup sugar -1/2 tsp nutmeg -1/4 tsp cinnamon -1 tbsp Ziggy Marley’s Coco’Mon -1 tbsp vanilla -pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS -Pre-heat oven to 350ºF

To make pastry: -Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. With fingers, work half the shortening into the flour until completely incorporated.

-Add the remaining shortening, leaving it in small chunks. Quickly stir in ice water to form a somewhat sticky ball. Knead together briefly, wrap in plastic, and press to make a flat disk about 1-inch thick. Refrigerate overnight or for at least an hour.

To make filling: -Cut of tip and stem of plantain and cut into two pieces crosswise. Do not peel.

-Boil the plantain in unsalted water until tender (Allow to cool slightly).

-Peel the plantains and crush with a fork or potato masher.

-Add the Coco’Mon, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.

-Allow filling to cool completely before filling tart

-Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick, on lightly floured board.

-Cut into 4 inch rounds or larger.

-Spoon cooled filling in the center of each 4 inch round, fold over and seal with crimper or the prongs of fork.

-Place on a paper lined baking sheet.

-Brush tops with a little milk or egg wash and prick top with the fork.

-Sprinkle lightly with sugar

-Bake at at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned.

Serves 6

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