It seems like I am finally done with the reconstruction of this blog. I love doing this because I learn so much everytime. What do you guys think of the new colors and layout? Let me know I like to hear your impressions because my readers are one big reason this blog is alive.
I’ve had so much stuff to do these last couple of weeks that I haven’t cooked much. Something that I made, however, was guava and cinnamon mini empanadas for a party we went to last week. I had never made guava empanadas before, but they are now my favorite kind.
I have posted other puff pastry empanada recipes before. Here you can find the recipe for the puff pastry I prepare and here you can see some pictures on how I put them together. For the guava jam all you need is:
- •1 lb fresh guavas cut in quarters (guava seeds are edible, but if you don't want the crunchiness they add just clean out the seeds before boiling)
- •2 sticks cinnamon
- •1 cup sugar
- •2 TBSP water
- In a medium pot boil all the ingredients for 10 minutes over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes stirring constantly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.
If you are tired of Xmas cookies, why not try some Xmas empanadas? I am realizing Xmas is just a couple of days away. I don’t know if I will have time to post anything else here between now and then. So happy holidays to all of you, whatever it is you celebrate this season. I personally wish you a happy Yuletide from my family to yours.