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Banfora (Fried Pastry with Pineapple)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Burkina Faso
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 603kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2. 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 1 egg beaten
  • A couple tablespoons milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixture to sprinkle on top


  • Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl
  • Cut the butter into the mixture then rub with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  • Add in the sugar and pineapple and then stir in the beaten egg.
  • Mix to a stiff dough add in a little milk if it is too stiff.
  • Tip onto a floured surface and knead lightly before rolling out to a round disk about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 4-5 inch rounds, then fry on a lightly oiled griddle pan, over medium low heat until golden brown on both sides.
  • Cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Serve


Serving: 4g | Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.9mg