After conquering (kind of) the incredibly "artsy-craft" chicken b'stilla, I was so not afraid of making these little babies. (Thank you Dorie & FFwD!)
I know I am repeating myself, but for a project involving phyllo - this truly could not have been easier!
The play of the cayenne against the sweetness of the guava and the tanginess of the goat milk cheddar. Wow. Sweet with a hint of savory.
Oh - as a bonus, I had a random can of passionfuit juice in the pantry and was able to "throw" together a syrup to go along with the pouches while they were in the oven - gilding the lily baby, gilding the lily.
I was a little nervous serving these - I knew I would like them. Was pretty sure The Runner Girl would be on board. The Dude? Not so certain... It was a bowl me over super bonus when The Dude loved them. I had to pinch myself three times!
Goat Milk Cheese & Guava Phyllo Pouches
Adapted from Guava & Manchego Phyllo Pouches (Bon Appetit - May 2006)
1 cup 1/4- to 1/3-inch cubes guava paste* (about 7 ounces)
1 cup 1/4- to 1/3-inch cubes goat milk cheddar (about 4 ounces)