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Pears and caramelised walnut samosas


Pears and caramelised walnut samosas
Samosas are small parcels of filling wrapped in brik (or filo) sheets and either shallow or deep fried. Here is a sweet version, with pears and caramelised walnuts.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

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Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #4
Finely chop 100 g walnut kernels.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #8
Place a tablespoon of pears + walnuts at one end of the strip.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #9
Fold the pastry over the mixture at an angle.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #10
Then fold over again to form a small triangle.

Stage 11
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You should be left with a "flap" at the end.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #12
Wet this end with a brush dipped in a little water or egg-white.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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...

Stage 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.

Stage 17
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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