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Guava Duff

12 medium guavas, peeled

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon allspice, ground

4 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

Peel guavas, cut in half and remove seeds. Dice the fruit and strain to remove juice. Save juice to flavor sauce if desired. Put fruit in saucepan with water to cover; add sugar, cinnamon and allspice. Simmer until fruit is soft. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk and egg to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Roll out like a jelly roll on a floured board. Place ½ of the guava pieces on the center 1/3 of the dough and fold over 1/3. Place remaining guava on folded dough and fold over the other 1/3 and seal edges carefully. Wrap dough in a cotton or linen bag, or foil, tie the top securely and put into a large pot of boiling water for 1 hour or more if necessary to set Duff. Serve with GUAVA SAUCE

Guava Sauce

1 cup confectioners sugar

¼ cup butter

1 teaspoon boiling water; dash of salt

2 tablespoons brandy or rum, or to taste

Cream butter until soft but not melted. Beat confectioners sugar in gradually. add boiling water, salt and brandy or rum. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Makes 1 cup
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