"The Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana, synonym Acca sellowiana), also known as Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen, is an evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-7 m in height. It comes from the highlands of southern Brazil, parts of Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina. They are also grown throughout Azerbaijan , Georgia and New Zealand."
Feijoa season has arrived!
I have'nt come across the Feijoa anywhere else. They have the most amazing flavour - to me a mixture of guava, pear and pineapples.
In our town if you don't have a tree full in your garden you will know someone who does. That someone is my sister. She is my "supplier".
I picked two huge buckets full of Feijoas from her today. My kids can eat their body weight in the juicy fruit. Tonight I made a Feijoa pudding. Bell spooned out the filling into an oven proof dish and I made the Edmonds 3 minute sponge recipe (adding cinnamon and ginger and using 2 eggs instead of 3) to pour on top and bake. Delicious! Serve with ice cream, cream or custard.
Next up will be a Feijoa crumble. I am planning on freezing alot of the pulp for my sister when she visits in a couple of months time from Brisbane. They are not easy to get where she lives. I'm currently teasing her with photos on her Facebook page.
Do you have Feijoa's in your part of the world? How do you enjoy them?
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Put flour, sugar, eggs, butter and milk into electric mixer bowl.
Beat on high-speed for 3 minutes.
Stir in baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
I baked mine at 150 celsius for about 30 minutes (until golden brown).