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“When we were children, we would eagerly wait for Christmas morning, for that day, our neighbours, the Patraos would send us a platter with delicious Christmas goodies including diamonds of Guava cheese which was my favourite. Years later, I searched for the recipe and this is the closest to what we always ate.”
80-100 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Skin guavas and boil them in water in an aluminium pot until the guavas are just soft, not squishy. Remove from heat, drain off the water.
  2. When cool, halve the guavas and scoop out the seeds. Blend the halves to a pulp.
  3. Put in an aluminium pot and add sugar. Stir continuously on medium heat. After 15 minutes, add lime/lemon juice and food colour.
  4. Continue to stir till mixture thickens, leaves the sides of the pot and comes together like a ball.
  5. Grease a marble slab or wooden board as well as rolling pin. Turn out the mixture on to this surface and roll out till flat and smooth.
  6. Allow to cool a little and while still warm, cut into cubes or diamonds and let cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight tin.

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