This is a tropical delight for my dearies, as there aren't many things better than a sweet, fragrant guava jelly combined with tart pineapple. Included is a pastry or croissant dough recipe that's faster and easier than almost anything you'll find in this realm. Yes, look up a typical croissant dough, and you will become privy to a more than 24 hour process that requires quite a bit of work.
Be sure to use a nice guava jelly like this
Quick Pastry Dough
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Cold Water
In a bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pasty blender or your hands, cut cold butter into flour until your mixture looks like a course meal with some pea sized pieces of butter. Mix the water into the yogurt and add to the flour mixture. Mix till you get a nice dough.
Form the dough into a ball. On a floury surface, roll into an 18 by 9 inch rectangle. Take the ends and fold the dough crosswise into thirds forming a 6 by 9 inch rectangle. Fold the dough into thirds again from the other side (to your right, so that you have a small square or even ball like shape). Wrap dough and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
*Folding dough into thirds means simply pulling one end towards the center and then pulling the other end's two corners towards the center and on top of the first fold. This creates layers, which in turn creates flakiness...
For guava and pineapple turnovers, cut the dough in half after chilling. Roll each half on a floured surface into a 12 inch square. Cut into 6 squares and put about 3/4 tbsp. of guava jelly in the center of each square along with a few pieces of pineapple (canned or fresh). Pull the ends toward each other to form whatever shape you like. Crimp the edges together with the end of a fork and brush with egg (egg whipped with 1 tbsp. water).
Bake at 395 for 10 minutes. Turn the heat down to 385 and bake for 12-15 more minutes or until golden.
To my vegan lovelies, I will be trying this dough with Earth Balance and O'Soy Yogurt as soon as possible. If it works, I will update this post!