Jamaican Plantain Tarts



















Pastry:
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter or vegetable shortening or combination
2-4 tbsp ice water
Filling:
1 cup ripe plantain, peeled and cut up
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp vanilla
pinch of salt
red food colouring (optional)



Method
Pre-heat oven to 350ºF
To make pastry
Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. With fingers, work half the butter into the flour until completely incorporated.

 Add the remaining butter, 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