Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Guava & almond turnovers

After a long hiatus, i started baking at home. What so special you might ask, for a person who bakes almost every second day, this 2 months of no-bake is like suddenly being a Atheist from Theist. My inner-self would love to bake a delicious cake or stunning bread, but then my energy levels were so bad, i will open my freezer, bite a block of dark chocolate and return back to regular work. 
Thanks to this Bake-a-thon, i m trying to shun that laziness and trying to be friendly with my Oven.  All this December i will be blogging about some delicious bakes every other day. Unlike previous year, i don't have any theme this year. So,it is just a random bake, some breads, some easy to bake snacks. 
For the first day, it is guava and almond turnovers. I had some neglected guava's in the fridge, put them to good use in this pastry. None, could find out it has guava and my elder one enjoyed it so much. 
Sorry for the terrible pictures, i m lost somewhere, reading again to take some decent pics, hope i will be back to my own self by the end of this bake-a-thon.

Ingredients
10 nos puff pastry squares
4 no ripened guava
1/4 cup chopped almonds
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil for brushing on top
Method

  • Lay the pastry squares on a baking pan. I used a rectangle baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Which can hold 12 pastries. since i used frozen, i just rested it for 10 minutes on the tray for it to thaw and become usable.
  • Wash the guavas well. In a deep-bowl, grate the guava's and add 2 tsp of sugar and mix well. If you feel, you can peel the skin of the guava first and then grate it. Do not grate the seeds, since the seeds are in the center just grate the sides of the fruit.
  • Once the sheets are soft, add a tbsp of fruit pulp and top with few chopped almonds. Close the other side and press to seal. sprinkle little sugar on top. 
  • Slit the top of the squares for steam escape while baking. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Bake the square for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.. Take it out of the oven, let it cool for a minute or two on a wire rack. 
  • Serve warm, sprinkled with sugar or as such along with Evening Tea/coffee. 
This is part of the 
Bake-a-thon 2015 

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11 comments:

  1. Nice way to use up ripened guavas. Welcome back from your baking hiatus and looking forward to your delicious bakes.

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  2. Guava almond turnovers sounds and looks so delicious .Nice idea .I also made the turnovers to post but with apples.

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  3. Guava & almonds sure sound like a very interesting filling for turnovers. Love that last click with the filling spilling out -- so yummy!!

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  4. Have never tried baking with guava as...these look delicious.

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  5. As Usha said nice way to use the guavas,looks so inviting.

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  6. This looks like a great way to use up ripened guavas.. Looks so delicious!!

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  7. Wow, simply love the addition of guavas here, such an exotic turnovers..

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  8. Wow!! Looks yummy. I love guavas, I have to try these when I can get them here.

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  9. love the filling - looks so delicious

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  10. Priya good to see you back baking...hope the mojo is back and doing a good job on you..the pictures are good yaar, you need not be so hard yourself!..and I love the puffs..wish we had this convenience too..:)..but then its ok I will drool here and enjoy!

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  11. on ur next trip to India, just get me these puff pastry sheets :-)) one of the FEW things u dont get here !! :(

    And that filling is soooooo scrumptious :-)) awesome start to the bakeathon ! bookmarked quite a few already :D

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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