Thursday, February 14, 2008

Romeo and Juliet - a sweet pizza for my Valentine

It's Valentine's Day in many countries, but here... What are you making for your sweetie, neighbor or friend?

Here's a sweet pizza I made, with guava paste and cheese, a common combination found in many latin countries and known here as "Romeo and Juliet." The name might have come from the famous play by Shakespeare, but the idea is that "cheese and guava paste" make an irresistible and perfect combination.

Also, Portuguese has two genders for nouns, so Cheese is masculine and Guava is feminine. A language peculiarity that makes Portuguese a beautifil language but very confusing for English speakers who have a hard time trying to figure out the gender of things.

My contribution to "A heart for your Valentine" event. If you would like to participate, please find the instructions here.

To make the Romeo and Juliet pizza:
1 recipe for personal pizza
1 can guava paste cut into cubes
cream cheese, white cheese or mozzarela

Cover the pre-baked pizza with the cheese and the guava paste and bake in preheated oven until cheese and guava paste melt.


Guava and guava paste

14 comments:

Stefanie/Luna said...

Happy Valentines day !
I was not here for longer. That sounds so delicious. I hope to understand all and can do that pizza.
I hope you enjoyed your mardi gras?!?
Have a nice day!
hugs
Stefanie

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That looks like a fun pizza!
Happy Valentine's Day! :)

zorra said...

A romantic pizza for 2, great idea!

Thank you for your participation and happy Valentine!

Mansi Desai said...

wow! that's a cute-looking pizza cris! and nice ingredients too:)

wish you a Happy Valentine's Day too girl!

Anh said...

Lovely! Happy Valentine to you my dear friend!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I'm a sucker for cheese and guava paste together, Cris - my mom loved it!
And I like your pizza a lot.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This is the best! One of my friend's who comes from Columbia eats this too. She brought some back with her and it was so delicious! Perfect for those who enjoy the sweet/savory combination!

Archana said...

Sounds delicious. Have never had something like this. A perfect sweet and savory combination. My kids will surely like this one.

Sandra said...

This looks so good Cris :)

hahahah at the portuguese language thing, it's the problem I have trying to teach my kids. They don't understand how a table is feminine and hair is masculine LOL

Hugs,
Sandra

Kristen said...

Hope you had a great day! Love that dessert pizza.

Laurie Constantino said...

What a great idea! I've never heard of this combination, and it sounds quite wonderful. Thanks for the lesson!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

A very interesting combo of flavors. Although we have ample guavas in Cape Town, I have never tasted the paste. Lovely blog.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

That's the sweetest sweet pizza, ever, Cris! Hope your day was filled with love.

Cris said...

Thank you all for visiting. Our Valentine's Day is June 12th! :-)