How to make Guava and Cheese Pastries – better known as Pasteles de Guayaba y Queso. A stable of Cuban baked goods, these pasteles are incredibly simple and quick to make. Pair with a latte or cafe con leche for an unbelievable breakfast or snack!
Guava Paste or Guava Jelly?
For this recipe, you want to use guava paste. It’s more solid and melts less, thus yielding a better pastry. Guava paste can usually be found in the Hispanic or Ethnic aisle at your local supermarkets, just be aware that it can come in all shapes in sizes: from square blocks in plastic wrapping, to long rectangles in boxes, or even in cans!
Do you really need the egg wash?
Yes! The egg wash is what gives the pastry it’s golden color and it’s ever so delicate crisp. Without it, the pastries will fall flat, so make sure you cover every nook and cranny with the egg wash!