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Banana Wellingtons for Four

Servings: 4
"I am truly honored that Dolores Casella shared this recipe for "Banana Wellingtons" with me to place on my website.

My first bread baking book I bought was her "World of Breads" cookbook in 1970, and it has always been my favorite.

I hope by sharing this recipe with you, you may go out and find one of her cookbooks, and gain a great deal of knowledge and great recipes that are easy to follow and wonderful to make"....Diana

For the Wellingtons:
8 to 12 sheets of filo dough
4 bananas (ripe, but not too ripe)
3 cups chocolate chips, semisweet or white
1 1/2 cups salted pecans, chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted

For Topping:
Whipped cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Note: Have all ingredients (except for the topping ingredients) ready prior to removing the filo from the package.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).

Take two or three stacked sheets of filo dough and brush generously with melted butter. Place one banana on the dough, sprinkle with a handful of chocolate chips and about a 1/2 handful of pecans. Wrap the banana, chocolate and pecans up in a triangular shape and again, brush banana wellingtons generously with melted butter.

Place on well greased pan and bake in a 400 degree F (200 C) oven for about 15-20 minutes. Check often, you do not want to burn the filo! The filo should be a golden brown when removed.

Let cool for 5 or 10 minutes and then drizzle with melted chocolate and put a nice dollop of whipped cream on top.


1) If you are familiar working with filo dough (phyllo, fillo, filo) then you know that once the package is opened, anything left over needs to be wrapped immediately, and very securely so that air does not enter the dough. Filo is a very thin middle eastern pastry that dries up very quickly!

2) You can freeze the uncooked wellingtons on a greased pan covered with saran wrap or other plastic wrap, in the freezer so that you can simply pop them in the oven after dinner too. Do not stack the wellingtons as they will not come apart graciously.

3) Again, it's a very simple dish to make. But be sure to wrap leftover filo dough right away. It takes only minutes to dry out and crumble.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe by, Dolores Casella

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2002

Source: Dolores Casella
Date: November 2002