Known in Portuguese as goiabada it is a thick and sticky preserve made with red guavas and caster sugar. Delicious with buttery cakes and short breads. For a more exotic culinary experience you can do it like Brazilians and try guava paste with a slice of salty rubbery cheese such as haloumi – the combination of flavours works so well that the duo is romantically called by Brazilians Romeo and Juliet. Available online*.
*Availability in Australia, please check your own country’s online stores, supermarkets or South American Grocers for Brazilian ingredients.
List of recipes of this website using guava paste: