Guava and Queso de Freír Rolls Recipe

Guava and Queso de Freír Rolls Recipe: A thin crispy crust, sweet creamy guava and melted salty cheese in a dessert that will leave you begging for more.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword guava with cheese, guava with queso blanco, guayaba con queso recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 sticks
Calories 229kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour , plus extra for working the dough
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of cold water (you may need a bit more)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (like coconut), divided
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Guava candy cut into 8 sticks
  • 1/4 lb [0.11 kg] of Queso de Freír cut into 8 sticks (see notes)
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of milk


  • Mix baking baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour, add water and 3 tablespoons of oil, and mix well. Work with your hands on a lightly-floured surface until everything is well mixed, don't knead the dough (add some flour to the dough is it is too sticky, a bit of water if it is too dry).
  • Let dough rest for ten minutes covered in plastic film.
  • Heat the oven to 350 ºC [175 ºC].
  • On a lightly-floured surface roll out the dough as thin as possible and cut into eight 4" x 4" [10 x 10 cm] squares. Wrap a stick of cheese and a stick of guava paste in each square, seal the edges with a bit of water.
  • Grease a baking tray with the remaining oil.
  • Mix the yolk and milk to make an egg wash. Brush the pockets with the egg wash. Place them on the tray and bake until they turn golden brown (15-20 minutes).
  • Serve warm.


Use haloumi if you don't have queso de freír.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1.5mg