If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I have perfected the simplest recipe for making pastelitos de guayaba (Cuban guava pastries) at home.
Porto's, which is the closest Cuban bakery to us is still miles and miles and a half day's road trip away. So, when the craving for pastelitos hits, I just make my own. It happens a lot more often than I'd care to admit, but that's not important right now.
The pastelito recipe is in my cookbook, of course, which, if you don't already have it, you should get it, because you're being supportive and everything. (Was that the weirdest, clunkiest sentence ever? Yes, it totally was.)
Anyway, my good friend, Carlos de la Vega who is one of the co-creators of the show "Wassup En LA?" and is a whiz with graphics and video has recently been a bit obsessed (in a good way) with making my pastelitos at home.
So much so, that he has created a most awesome video sharing the ease and magic of how to make your own DIY pastelitos de guayaba a la Marta. Also, here's the recipe:
Marta's Homemade Pastelitos de Guayaba
This is the first in what promises to be a really fun cooking series, "Cooking on a Budget. How to make Pastelitos de Guayaba."
Please notice my Naturally Curly Self at about the 1:18 mark. (Thanks for the shout out, Carlos!)
You didn't really believe homemade pastelitos were this impossibly easy, did you?
There's probably other things you don't know about Cuban Cooking. Don't worry. I'm here to help.
Click on the image for the link to My Big, Fat, Cuban Family Cookbook. Buen Provecho!
Octavio Lorenzo says
Marta,The pastelitos were phenomenal. I must say that the only negative was that I cut the guava paste a bit too thick, but that’s not all bad–they were just really gooey.
Thanks for the easy recipe!
…How is that a negative to HER recipe when it’s YOUR fault?
Cathy Callahan Roze says
I feel cool to say that I,indeed,have the cookbook,and have made several of the recipes. But I did not know where to find the guava paste in West L.A. I think I need to road trip to Superior Market,these would be great with our Cuban Espresso Easter morning! Double cool!
Loved the video! I can’t wait to try the recipe.
In your photo of ingredients there is an egg. There is no mention of it in the 3-ingredient recipe. For basting
The squares before baking?
Gracias por simple receta.