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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas week is here. I’m back home in another 24 hours. There’s just too much excitement to keep to myself right now!

Hope you all are having a great festive season, happily baking and indulging in the best of Christmas treats?

Christmas is such a beautiful season that’s so jolly and you ought to find happiness all around. So what a better way than to celebrate them with some delicious Guava Cheese!

Recently, I learnt to make them from the Aunty I live with here in Mumbai and I had so much fun!

For those of you who are not so familiar with it, Guava Cheese is a popular Goan delicacy that is also known as Perad and Goia-bada in Portuguese. It’s got an overdose of sugar and is a bit on the chewy side that makes it totally addictive!

But I don’t think I really have the patience to do this very often. It’s a bit too tedious.

So, be ready to stand and stir that mixture continuously for over an hour.

GOOD LUCK! =D

Print Recipe
Aunty Charlotte's Guava Cheese
Course sweet
Cuisine goan
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kg guavas ripe
  • Sugar guava same weight as pulp
  • 1 ½ lime sour
  • Red colouring
  • 2 tbsps butter
Course sweet
Cuisine goan
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kg guavas ripe
  • Sugar guava same weight as pulp
  • 1 ½ lime sour
  • Red colouring
  • 2 tbsps butter
Instructions
  1. Boil and strain the guavas. After they cook, scoop the seeds out.
  2. Cut into pieces and put in a mixer. Pour the pulp in a bowl.
  3. Add the sugar and squeeze in the sour limes. Mix and keep for 20 mins.
  4. Put the mixture over medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon. Add the colouring.
  5. When the mixture starts to thicken, add a spoonful of butter little at a time and stir the mixture. Make sure that the mixture doesn't stick to the vessel.
  6. Pour the mixture on a greased thali (flat pan), spread equally and cool.
  7. When the mixture hardens, cut into small pieces and serve.
Recipe Notes

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