Friday, March 16, 2012

Pastelillos de Guayaba

Amazingly simple and incredibly delicious! That about sums up these little tasty treats. All my life I have loved those puffy guava pastries dusted with confectioners sugar that are sold at most Latino bakeries. I wanted to eat a home-made alternative to those and voilá here they are! These taste amazing and make a perfect after dinner dessert, breakfast companion with coffee or a wonderful afternoon snack with your tea. They can be served warm (right out of the oven) with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on the side. But be careful, the guava paste will be very hot!

1. Small empanada discs
2. Guava paste
3. Seriously sharp cheddar (I like VT's cabot)

What to do?
-Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
-Place disc on a clean surface
-Cut a slice of cheese and a slice of guava and place inside disc
-Fold disc and close with fork

 -Place on cookie sheet in oven for 25 minutes or until shell begins to brown.

Enjoy! I promise you will make this time and again!


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