Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cafe con Leche and Pastelito de Guayaba

Copyright 2010 Maria Soto Robbins

Another in a limited series of Cuban themes. This one is one of my all-time favorite Cuban foods. A fresh-baked guava “pastelito” with lots of guava fruit oozing out of the sides. Guavas have many health benefits including five times the vitamin C of oranges and are also rich in vitamins A and B1. Of course when they’re processed with sugar as a marmalade and then baked inside a puff pastry, I think they might loose some of their nutritional value! In spite of that, a guava pastelito along with a delicious cup of Cuban coffee with milk (latte for those folks who can’t get real, fresh brewed, Bustelo) is wonderful! I can almost smell it!

Lightly varnished to protect it from dust.

Dimension: 8x10x.75 gallery wrap canvas

Media: Oils

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