Remembering the 1/2 cup or so of coconut milk left from that Adobo, it seemed a natural substitution for cream in the Cream Biscuits topping crust
The Cream Biscuits are from Alice Waters' fine cookbook, The Art of Simple Food. The Guava Filling is from the school of trial and error. I always forget just how tart guavas are, so extra sugar is necessary. Her recipe for Peach Cobbler calls for "1 tablespoon sugar (if needed)." Think closer to rhubarb here. But, I suppose where one grows, the other does not.
Guava CobblerFirst prepare your guavas, unless defrosting some.
Preheat oven to 375F
4 cups sliced, seeded guavas
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour (4 if using frozen guavas)
Melt butter in skillet, mix in sugar and cook the guavas about 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over and stir together. Pour into low sided ceramic dish.
PS. As a later note (following year) I have discovered that the guavas do not need to be pre-cooked. Just toss them in a bowl with 1/2 cup sugar and the flour. Give a stir now and then while you are preparing the topping, then place them in the baking dish and top.
Cream Biscuits Topping
Stir together in a large bowl:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces (she removes 1 tablespoon for brushing on top)
Cut the butter into the flour with two knives or a pastry blender until they are the size of small peas. Add:
3/4 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
Lightly stir with a fork until the mixture just comes together, without overworking. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto the top of filling.
Bake for 30-45 minutes at 375F or until the cream biscuits are golden brown and the fruit is bubbling in the dish.
A scoop of whole milk yogurt or whipped cream is lovely on top.
We had this for a girls only breakfast - My daughter (hiding behind the orchids), granddaughter and I. So glad I froze those extra guavas.
I'm linking it up to Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything