Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I had this dish one time on a business trip to the Bahamas... Unbelievably good!
- 12 -15 large guavas
- 3 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup Crisco
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs (or egg whites)
- 1 tablespoon rum (or 2 tsp vanilla)
- Peel and core guavas. Rub cores through sieve to obtain some of the pulp, and mix with cut up guavas. Add sugar to taste.
- Beat butter, Crisco with sugar, then beat in egg yokes.
- Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and fold into butter/egg mixture. Add vanilla.
- Divide dough in 3 balls. Refrigerate 1/2 hour until firm.
- Spread out each of the balls on a piece of foil; cover with Guava. Starting at one end, fold into roll.
- Cover with foil, place in baking bag and seal. Boil 1 hour in large pot with hot water. Slice and serve warn with Sauce.
- FOR SAUCE: Beat egg whites in dish until foamy. Cream butter and sugar in a separate dish until sugar has dissolved. Gradually add egg whites and vanilla and continue beating till smooth. Add to top of warn Guava Duff when serving.
The amount of water is missing. I used about 1 1/4. Reduce the sugar in the sauce to about 3/4. Add more liquor to taste. This recipe is good guide for a tasty Bahamian dessert. Take it from a Bahamian!!
Guava was unavailable, but this cooks up nicely with canned pre-sliced mango, as well (as long as you mash it up a bit). I agree with Chef's steps, but got mixed up following them: the water goes in with the dough, and the sugar is a separate bit. I found that the liquor as called for, augmented with a little vanilla, was a perfect touch. I did the recipe with half-values for everything and it cooked up perfectly. I would, however, maybe use three egg whites instead of two for the sauce. Just as I remembered it from my trip to Nassau.
I love this dessert. I live in NY and will attempt to make this. Now the steps are a little hard to follow but I will give my dad a call in the Bahamas and have him help me out. We wrap the dough with guava in foil then place in pastry bag then boil? Will let you know how minds came out.