Monday, 21 March 2011
Feijoa & Coconut sqaures
I have eaten a few yummy Feijoa cake / slices , but this one sticks out in my mind as one of the most memorable . So when I was searching around for recipes to share with you all I knew I would include this one .
I got hold of a friend who had made it a few years ago and said she ' had to get me THAT recipe ' so thank- you Mrs AlisonTomlin !
I think I like it so much as it combines the delicate flavours of lemon & coconut with the tartness of the Feijoa - if you have never tried one they are sweet like a pineapple but have that tartness to them like the pineapple too , indescribable really !
The texture here is also very moist and light - yes you will want more !
Feijoa and coconut squares
55g desiccated coconut
300g feijoa flesh (approx 12 fruit)
1 tablespoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan bake. Grease 20cm round baking tin ( but square will work too as its cut into squares ). Place diced butter in saucepan or microwave and melt over low heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl and mix in the sugar. Add the coconut and whole eggs and beat until well combined.
Halve the fruit and scoop out the flesh. Chop into small pieces and combine with the mixture. Add the finely grated rind of the lemon and mix well.
Sift flour and baking powder and mix into the batter. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30- 40 mins or until a fine skewer or toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to a plate and leave to cool.
Cut into squares, sprinkled with Icing sugar and serve with some fresh halved fejoas on the side, and some fresh yoghurt or cream if desired. Great eaten hot !