Pastelillos de Guayaba – A south American favorite!

Subject your senses into a culinary detonation; these small pocket pastries takes you straight into a labyrinth of taste that seems to be never ending. Sweet guava jelly wrapped in pastry puff and baked into a golden perfection, Patelillos de Guayaba is a south american favorite that’s definitely worth a try! Best part is, you can buy pre-made pastry puff too from any confectioner and make it anytime you like: the pastry dough freezes quite well and for at least a week, if kept wrapped.

For Pastelillos de Guayaba, you’ll need:

  • Guava: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup + 1/4 th cup
  • Pastry puff: 1 pound or 1/2 kilo
  • Icing sugar: to top
  • Water:1/3 rd cup

Procedure:

  • Make the jelly
  • Boil Guava and sugar until a sticky paste and keep aside.
  • Flour a baking tray and keep aside and heat oven to 325 F.
  • Roll the pastry puff on a floured surface. Cut rounds from the pastry puff. Place guava jelly in the center of the circle of one round and cover with another. With a fork, close the ends. The ends should look sealed and striated.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a pot, boil 1/3rd cup water and 1/4th cup sugar to a thick consistency
  • Take the pastries out after 15 minutes. Using a brush, brish them with sugar syrup and bake them for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with tea or ice cream!

 

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