Pears and caramelised walnut samosas

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  1. 15 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #1
    Peel 4 Pears, cut into 4 and discard the core of each quarter.
  2. 5 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #2
    Cut each quarter into small pieces and sprinkle with juice of ½ lemon.
  3. 10 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #3
    In a frying pan on high heat fire, melt 30 g Clarified butter, then add pears.

    Cook until they are browned, then add 2 tablespoons caster sugar.

    Cook a few more minutes, stirring from time to time, until they caramelise. Set aside.
  4. 3 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #4
    Finely chop 100 g walnut kernels.
  5. 1 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #5
    In a frying pan on high heat, put walnuts and 2 tablespoons caster sugar.
  6. 5 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #6
    Start to stir as soon as the sugar begins to melt, and continue until it caramelises. Set aside.
  7. 1 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #7
    Prepare samosas:

    Take a half a brik (or filo)sheet and fold in half to make a long strip.
  8. 1 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #8
    Place a tablespoon of pears + walnuts at one end of the strip.
  9. 1 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #9
    Fold the pastry over the mixture at an angle.
  10. 2 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #10
    Then fold over again to form a small triangle.
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    You should be left with a "flap" at the end.
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    Wet this end with a brush dipped in a little water or egg-white.
  13. 30 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #13
    And stick onto the triangle to seal it and finish the samosa.

    Do the same with all the 6 sheets of brik pastry.
  14. The whole of this operation is a bit difficult to show, but you can also see how it's done in this short video.
  15. 1 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #15
    Just before serving heat some oil in a frying pan, and fry the samosas until golden brown...
  16. 5 min.Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #16
    ... all over.

    Note: you can also cook samosas in a deep-fat fryer.
  17. Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #17
    Serve on a plate, about 3 samosas per guest, with any left over pear and walnut filling, and surrounded with custard sauce (crème anglaise) for example.

Remarks:

It is not very obvious from the photographs, but the walnuts should be chopped quite finely as small pieces are easier to fold up in the pastry sheet.

Source:

Home made

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