Best Guava Pastries-Recipe


Guayaba Pastries recipe

Para Español presione aquí.

This blog is not about cake but I will talk about a delicious dessert that is loved by a lot of Latin cultures. Pastelillos de Guayaba is the Spanish for Guava Pastries. I grew up in Puerto Rico and my mother was the biggest fan of this dessert.

I was at the supermarket the other day and saw a box of these pastries.
I had not eaten one in years and I just decided to forget the diet and go for a
sugar high. lol When I got home and had some of the pastry, I was not very
satisfied with it. Seems they forgot to add the filling! I was totally disappointed.

I decided at that moment that if I wanted to eat a really good pastelillo, I would have to make it myself. I want it fast and making the dough is time-consuming. So I decided to go and buy some.
Puff Pastry from Pepperifdge farms.

I went to the supermarket and got some puff pastry. You can find it
in the freezer section.  When you
work with this product you have to make sure to keep it cold.
Once it gets too warm, it tends to stick. This happens because it’s
made of many layers of dough that has pieces of butter in between the many layers.

This dough has no yeast in it. All the leavening comes from the layers of butter.
Once you start baking it, the butter melts and the steam puffs the layers of
dough up. Making the pastries really airy, flaky and tasty.

As you can see above, it’s really easy to make these pastries. Basically,
you cut the dough in squares then add the guava paste on top. As an extra
flavor, I added some cream cheese to this recipe, but if you don’t like it,
you can dismiss it.

Another thing you can keep in mind is that you can use many other fillings
for them. Some of them can be strawberry jam, raspberry jam, Bavarian cream,
chocolate, salted caramel (click here for tutorial) with pecans, Nutella, pineapple filling (click here for tutorial), cinnamon apples, and so many others, that it will
take forever to mention them all. I grew up with the guava flavor and it’s
still my favorite.

Click on the photo below to watch the tutorial so you can learn the steps to
make these easy pastries. Below the video in the linked page you will find the recipe.


I hope you enjoy, until next time, ta ta!!!

Edna 😉


6 thoughts on “Best Guava Pastries-Recipe

  1. Hello Edna I have a question hopefully you can answer me I am beginner cake decorator still learning technics.. I don’t know how to price my cakes I have searched but am not sure… People call me or text with pictures about what they want. But when I say a price they back away telling me they will keep me in mind what am I doing wrong? I decorate in my home I do all by my self and purchase all the ingredients and tools… Please help

    • This is a question I get asked often and it’s very hard to respond to. The price of cakes will change from place to place. For example, the Washington area pays a lot more for a cake than Florida. So you have to do a research on the typical cake prices in the area you live. Another thing that makes a difference is the quality of work. A beginner might not be able to get a cake priced the same as a person that has many more years of experience. It’s a hard to say to you, charge by the hour, because I know beginners are not yet fast enough and a basic cake will take a lot longer for a beginner.
      I suggest to check the prices in your area, make sure you start moving at a fast pace and don’t undersell your work. If the amount of money you charge for a cake is not covering your materials and time, that’s not right. Finally, don’t let people push you to lower your prices at their convenience. Make sure people value your work and if they don’t, keep in mind that you don’t have to do a cake if you are not getting paid for it.

  2. Hola Edna soy residente de la Florida central y creo tu estas en esta area,donde esta tu negocio,en Altamonte?me gustaría visitarte,me llamo Elsie y creo tengo bastante talento en el Arte de bizcochos. Necesitas a alguien en tu negocio? Quizas pueda trabajar para tu negocio,te podría mostrar mis bizcochos yo he aprendido solita. Gracias tus trabajos son preciosos.

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