Guava Cake
Posted: 17 May 2011 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone, 

I have a friend who is going through some tough times, so I’m reverting to my default cheer me up—baking!  She’s Hawaiian, and speaks fondly of a guava cake.  I’ve googled around and found some recipes (some with boxed cake mix, bleh). 

Does anyone have an authentic as possible recipe?  Hector?? 

Also, Favorite brand/internet location for guava? 

Thanks!

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Posted: 20 May 2011 12:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi mlt,

What a nice gesture to bake something for somebody when they are a little down. I totally can empathize with that smile As you said guava cake, I was reminded of the ‘guava cake’ from my childhood in Puerto Rico which was a jelly roll with a guava and cream cheese filling. I could eat it one in a sitting by myself if I was allowed. The jelly roll is called a Brazo Gitano- directly translated to Gypsy’s Arm, as in what the cross section of a gypsy’s arm would look like, with some imagination.

So I will preface this with- I HAVE NOT made this recipe. I did some simple searching and found what looked like the cake from before. I might try and make it though, now that I have found this recipe. It appears that the guava in use comes from guava jelly. This can usually be found in a hispanic grocer or hispanic food aisle, possibly one that sells pacific islander goods as well, though that is a less common cuisine in MN. Let us know if you find something more interesting.

http://www.daisycooks.com/pages/recipes_detail.cfm?ID=25

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