In my last post, I've mentioned that I'm starting to get back to my usual rhythm of blogging but last week I somehow managed to get a job and has started working for a few days now. I'm quite worried because I really don't want to quit blogging but I'm also not sure if I could manage to update my blog regularly. *Sigh* I'm really thinking things out. For now, I would really try to hang on as much as I can, so please bear with me :-)
recipe adapted from : Dulce : Desserts in the Latin-American Tradition
310 dark brown sugar
140 g rolled oats
215 all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup guava paste*
Preheat the oven to 325 F.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add the oatmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Continue mixing until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, but is still crumbly, about 5 minutes.
Grease a 9x9 square and dust with flour, or line the bottom with parchment paper. Press half of the dough firmly and evenly across the baking sheet. In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat the guava paste on medium speed until light and smooth, about 3 minutes.
Spread the guava paste over the dough and, using your fingers to break up the remaining dough, dot the top of the cookies with the dough pieces. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, then cut into bars.
*For the homemade guava paste, I only used 1 cup sugar/ 1 cup guava pulp. I used seedless guavas from Malaysia