Sunday, 17 April 2011

Feijoa cupcakes

Well its been quite a week , my oven BROKE yes , stopped working - well the grill still works & the hobs but not the bit that is most important , the oven that bakes the goods!
So I thought that is a great opportunity for me to catch up on a backlog of baking blogging.

I made these tiny little cupcakes after finding there recipe in the New Zealand Gardner home growen recipes magazine , find their blog here. Its a magazine but every now & then they bring out a recipe magazine , this one is chock full of yummy treats and baking ... all from New Zealand kitchens . I loove cupcakes but have found by trail & error that some recipes are terrible - more about my favourite cupcake recipes later.Yes the Feijoas are still plentiful as we head towards the end of april , so I am desprately trying to find uses for them, this is a great one and produced light and delicate flavoured cupcake iced with a simple lemon icing , made in haste by me as I was already late on a school pickup.

Feijoa Cupcakes

100 g butter softened
3/4 White Sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
3/4 C mashed feijoa flesh
1 tsp baking soda
2 TB hot milk
1 1/2 C Flour
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180 c.
Cream butter and sugar . Add vanilla , eggs and feijoa flesh. Stir Baking soda into hot milk ; add to cake batter . Fold in dry ingredients - don't over-mix . Spoon into patty cases in your muffin trays to hold shape . Bake for 15 - 20 mins . When cool ice with lemon icing ( squeeze a lemon into sifted icing sugar until you have a spreadable consistency )


  1. I've never heard of a feijoa! Sounds yummy

  2. It is ! Amazing little fruit that we in NZ are blessed with in autumn , if you ever have the chance try one . You might find feijoa juice or Vodka where you are ?

  3. Some people call them pineapple guava's... Have no idea why.