I bought a pack of Guava Paste last week. I didn't know what to do with. I tried it in muffins and I have to tell you, it was so good that this will become usual for me to cook it. If you try it, I'm sure you'll also fall in love with it!
Step 1: Buy Guava Paste!
I found it in a Indian Market, but I'm pretty sure there are plenty of other places you can find it ! It's really not expensive, something like 1 or 2 dollars(CAD) per pack
You do not need a lot of it if you just want to try it out.
For 8 little muffins, I use only 1/8 of my pack, so...
Step 2: Prepare a Basic Muffin Recipe
Take the guava as an extra in this. You have to start by mixing the basic ingredients of a muffin. Here are my recommendations:
For 12 regular muffins ( for lower quantity, just divide but it's doesn't matter if you've got more egg than supposed. I did and I'm still alive. And pretty healthy.. Anyway here's the ingredients
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar( you can but more, but guava will be really sweet already)
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- 3 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter (only if you wish, I didn't)
Mix all the dry ingredients together, and all the liquid ones together. Wait till the end before mixing it.
Step 3: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Mold
Preheat your oven at 400' . You can use any convection like oven.
For your mold(s), you can use paper cups, or only no-stick cooking spray and spray it all over the mold ( Be sure no to spray it only in the inner part of the mold, this way the muffin can stick all around on the mold)
Step 4: Cut and Add Guava
Just cut your guava paste as you want it in your muffins.
If you want a liquid and sweet center, cut bigger pieces, one for each muffin. Like 1/6 of your muffins mold's size.
If you want you muffin to still hold together when cut in pieces, just cut smaller pieces that you'll spread in all the mixture.
Take your Dry mixture and your Liquid one. Mix them together .
2 way to add guava:
1- Liquid center muffin: Pour some of your muffin mixture in the mold just make sure it covers it right ( not to spill hot guava) Then, add your guava paste piece and cover it until you almost fill the cup.
2- Holding together style : Just add your guava paste pieces in your mixture and pour it equally in all the cups of your mold.
Just a sweet tip here: You can add sugar on the top of the muffin before cooking: it will become sweet and crusty!
PUT IN THE OVEN FOR 20 MINUTES OR BEFORE IF YOUR MUFFIN IS GETTING GOLDEN.'''
Other tips: If you are not use to do muffin, you can test if you muffin is ready by putting a toothpick in it. If it comes out dry, it's ready !
Step 5: Test and Love the Result!
Wait before it cools down a bit.
You can eat it hot or cold. They are both delicious!
Bon Appetit a vous !