Hello Baked Turon!

Happy Fourth of July Hello Kitty Foodies!

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Fourth of July… a time with family and friends filled with fireworks, smiles and good food! There are celebrations all across the USA and I’m sure many will be at parties partaking in some good eats and happy times. For this blog post, I share one of my favorite Filipino desserts and one that will be present at the Fourth of July party I will be at.

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Ingredients: butter, powdered or brown sugar, phyllo dough, jackfruit, banana

Turon or banana egg rolls is a favorite of mine. Typically made with lumpia or egg roll wrappers, this recipe I share has a twist because instead of egg roll wrappers, phyllo dough is used! I fell in love with the phyllo dough when I went to a dinner at a friend’s house and she made a baked chicken casserole with phyllo sheet wrapping. When I recently watched an episode of Adobo Nation on TFC and saw the use phyllo dough for turon, I was intrigued and knew it was something that had to be tried.

Phyllo dough can be found at the frozen section of your favorite grocery store and usually come in sheets of twenty. They are to be kept frozen until ready for use and you need to follow the instructions on the box on how to thaw. While thawing, the ingredients for the turon can be prepared.

Cut the jackfruit into little pieces and cut the bananas in half-length wise about 3 inches in length.

Once the phyllo dough is thawed, brush with butter, place jackfruit, bananas and sugar inside and roll.

Brush the phyllo dough again with butter and then place in oven for oven,

Bake for 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Roll the turon until they are golden brown and bake for another 10 minutes.

Last but not least is the syrup topping for the top of the turon. The syrup is made with brown sugar and water.

Place 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of water in a saucepan and stir the mixture.

Put the saucepan on medium low heat.

Let the mixture simmer, stir and cook for 30 minutes. You will know it is ready when it becomes caramel colored and is thick and bubbly.

Drizzle this sauce all over the turon.

The result is some delicious turon! The phyllo dough sheets are long, so you can cut the baked turon in half to have smaller banana egg rolls.

One of my favorites about the above is the turon is baked and not fried! It’s a healthier version! Yay!

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Hello Filipino turon/banana egg rolls!

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Ingredients: sweet banana, nata de coco

Today’s homemade creation is a favorite Filipino dessert of mine: Turon! Turon is Filipino banana egg rolls. There is a special touch in today’s recipe because along with sweet banana, nata de coco was also used. Nata de coco is sweet coconut gel and usually used as toppings for another Filipino dessert, halo-halo (Filipino shaved ice). Since it is too cold for halo-halo, the nata de coco in the house was used for a surprise filling in today’s turon :).