A pasty is a baked pastry, which is associated with Cornwall, the westernmost county in England. It is made by placing uncooked filling typically of meat and vegetables on a pastry circle and folding it to wrap the filling, crimping the edge to form a seal. This Guava version is a sweet dessert in a petite size, making it the perfect little dessert for cocktail parties.
|Prep Time||50 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter cubed
- 4 T ice cold water
- 8 ounces guava paste
- 4 ounces cream cheese or chocolate
- 1 tsp egg beaten with 1 tsp water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a food processor, mix flour and salt. Pulse in butter until pea-sized, add water, form into a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Flour your work surface. Roll out dough. Using a 4 inch biscuit cutter, cut circles out of dough.
- Divide guava into 16 equal pieces and put a piece of guava on each circle with about a ½ teaspoon of cream cheese.
- Brush the edges of the circles with beaten egg. Fold the upper half of the circle to make a half moon. Crimp the edges with a fork. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
For the icing
- While the turnovers are baking, mix the confectioners sugar with milk and almond extract and set aside. Drizzle icing over turnovers and serve warm or at room temperature.
Chocolate lovers can substitute melted semi-sweet chocolate chips for the icing and drizzle chocolate over the top. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved