Facebook has established a feijoa fan page and it is rapidly attracting a bunch of feijoa lovers. Most comments are complaints about the lack of availability and the price, along with a lot of reminiscing of how good they are by NZ expats and individuals around the world who’ve had a taste and want more! A couple of recipes have been posted to the page, including this one for feijoa crumble, which came from Jane Wilkins.
- melted butter, for greasing
- 110g (3/4 cup) plain flour
- 100g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
- 75g chilled, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
- 50g (1/3 cup) almonds, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 an oven dish of feijoas (roughly about 12-15 feijoas depending on the size you are making)
- ice cream or cream, to serve
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Lightly brush a shallow 1.5 litre (6 cup) ovenproof dish with the melted butter.
- Combine plain flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- Add almonds, cinnamon and toss to combine. Refrigerate until required. Peel, slice feijoas into 1 cm-thick wedges. Place the feijoa slices in greased dish.
- Sprinkle crumble mixture over feijoas to cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until crumble is golden and feijoas are tender when tested with a skewer.
- Serve with ice cream or cream.