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Saturday, April 16, 2011

What to do with these beautiful green fruits...

Now as promised here are a few ideas on what to do with your feijoas. They are plentiful during late summer/early autumn, but don't last long unfortunately. The pulp scooped out of the skins freezes well - try it.

The following recipes all appear in the May 2011 issue of Healthy Food Guide NZ Magazine. http://www.healthyfood.co.nz

Feijoa Crumble

Oaty, fruity and just delicious.

SERVES 4
Hands-on time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Cost per serve: $2.40

600g feijoas
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup water

Crumble
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
50g reduced fat spread
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup coconut thread
½ lemon, zest only
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Scoop centres from feijoas into a small pot, add water and sugar, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes until liquid has reduced. Set aside to cool.
2. In a medium sized bowl combine flour and oats, rub in spread until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir through rest of ingredients.
3. Divide warm feijoas into 4 oven proof ramekins/bowls top with crumble mixture and place into oven for 25 until starting to brown. Serve hot with low-fat ice cream or yoghurt.



Feijoa Fool
Traditionally made with cream, this lower fat version is just delicious. Try with apple puree or fresh berries if you don't have access to feijoas.

SERVES 4
Time to make: 30 minutes
Cost per serve: $3.60

Feijoa Sauce
600g feijoas
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup water

Fool
2 pottles Vanilla Fruche fromage frais (125g each)
1 & ½ cups low fat greek style yoghurt (we used Yoplait)
1 lemon, zest only
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

1. Scoop centres from feijoas into small pot, add water and sugar, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes until liquid has reduced. Pour into blender and whizz until smooth, place through a sieve so that you are left with a feijoa sauce.  Place in the refrigerator to chill.
2. In small bowl combine fruche, yoghurt and lemon zest.  Divide half of the yoghurt mixture among 4 small serving glasses, layer with feijoa sauce, then the last of the yoghurt on top. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and lemon zest.

Feijoa & Almond Cake
Moist and fruity, this cake really is one of my proudest finds! 

MAKES 12 SLICES
Hands-on time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:  45 minutes
Cost per slice: $0.90 cents

600g feijoas
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup water

125g reduced fat spread
½ cup caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon sliced almonds

1. Set oven to 180oC. Scoop centres from feijoas into small pot, add water and sugar, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes until liquid has reduced. Mash with a fork to break up the fruit. Set aside to cool.
2. Grease and line a 21cm round cake tin. In a large bowl, cream the spread and sugar until light and fluffy, slowly adding the eggs and the rest of the ingredients, except almonds. Stir until combined.
3. Pour into prepared cake tin, scatter with sliced almonds and bake for 45 minutes until slightly brown on top and springy to touch. Serve warm with yoghurt.



Spiced Feijoa Smoothie
A quick and easy breakfast or mid-morning snack.

SERVES 1
Time to make: 5 minutes
Cost per serve: $3.30

3 feijoas, centres only
1 banana
1 tablespoon clear honey
250ml trim milk
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Place all ingredients into blender, whizz for 30 seconds, pour into chilled glass and sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired.


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