Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Guava pinwheels

If you have an old slab of guava paste, sitting in your fridge, this is a real easy (but slightly temperamental) recipe to try. This is from Moosewood restaurant's book of desserts and makes 8 pieces.

Nothing to this recipe- Take one sheet of puff pastry and roll it slightly thinner. Spread 1/2 cup of guava paste that is at room temp evenly and roll it up lengthwise on both sides like you would do for palmiers. Cut them into 1/2 inch thick hearts and place them all cut side down on ungreased baking sheet. Bake them at 400 F for 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden.

My guava paste was nowhere near spreadable at room temp. so I had to nuke it for like 15 seconds. I should have done this before starting off with the pastry 'coz the paste was still warm while I spread it. So the pastry started to soften a little but a little freezer time did the trick. The picture here hides several flaws 'coz the paste sort of bubbles on the underside making it a little messy looking. But they look beautiful here, don't they? Sort of like bleeding hearts...

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