This is an example of how a few simple ingredients—sweet pastry, Nutella, and bananas— can conspire to make a wildly delicious treat. The sliced bananas resist browning after a brief dip in fresh orange juice, so they’ll remain lovely until your guests’ cravings for sweets hit.
To make the pastry dough, combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse to blend. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture has a sandy texture. Add the egg yolks and pulse twice, then add the water and vanilla and pulse a few times to incorporate. Pinch a bit of the dough between your fingers; it should hold its shape without feeling dry. If needed, add another teaspoon or two of water. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and form into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a circle about
Cut the banana into ¼ inch slices and put them in a bowl with the orange juice. Toss gently to be sure that all slices are fully coated in the juice and let sit a few minutes. Transfer the slices to
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