web analytics

New newsletter coming soon! Sign up here with your email address to get our monthly newsletter, with news updates and seasonal recipes.

Tag Archives guava

What is Guava Paste?

Posted on

What is Guava Paste?

Guava paste is a type of jam made with guava and sugar. Guavas are naturally very high in pectin, so guava paste tends to be thick can be easily sliced with a spoon or a knife. The paste is very sweet and has a strong flavor of floral, tropical guavas. It can …

Share this article

Guava Chiffon Cake

Posted on

Guava Chiffon Cake
I love the sweet, floral, tropical flavor of guava and will always order a dessert that is made with guava when I see one. If you’re a guava fan like I am, or simply someone in the mood for a dessert with a tropical twist, add this Guava Chiffon Cake to your “to …

Share this article

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll
There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, …

Share this article

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes

Tropical Strawberry Guava Shortcakes
Strawberry shortcakes are one of my favorite summertime desserts because I just can’t get enough fresh strawberries when they’re in season. I typically chop them up and add them to a shortcake whole, with just a little bit of whipped cream to dress them up. This time I did something a little bit …

Share this article

Guava Tart

Posted on

Guava Tart
Guava, in the form of sweet guava paste, is a popular filling for all kinds of pastries in Cuban cuisine. There is a local Cuban bakery in my area – Porto’s, for anyone in the LA area – that makes all kinds of pastries with guava. It only takes one …

Share this article

What is guava paste?

Guava Paste
Guava paste is an ingredient that pops up in many Cuban, Caribbean and South American recipes, and seems to be popping up more often in markets in the US. This specialty ingredient, also known as goiabada or pasta de guayaba, is basically candied guava puree. It is made by cooking together guava fruit …

Share this article