Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mum's Feijoa Fantasy

Here is a VERY SIMPLE, but delicious dessert, which the Monday-nighters named 'Feijoa Fantasy’'. Posted by Brenda on behalf of Mum:

Take half a sponge sandwich (made by Mrs New World) and slice in half (I keep these in the freezer for moments such as this and find it easy to slice when frozen)

Stew feijoas until soft but not mushy - cool
Drain and reserve juice.
Roughly chop to make spreadable.
Make meringue from: 2 egg whites beaten until dry stiff; Add 4 tblsp sugar and beat until glossy
Place half sponge on oven tray.
Spread with feijoas and place second half on top .
Prick top and spoon juice over top – how much is guesswork
Spread meringue over top and sides and bake at 180F until browned – about 20 minutes.
Serve when cold.

I served it plain but I guess cream or yoghurt could accompany it. (I see possibilities for other fruit with spices/liquers complementing fruit.)


Brenda said...

First find the feijoas...

Chantel said...

currently 4.95 a kg at the supermarket - or FREE off our neighbours tree! :)

Delia said...

Oddly enough I have a small pile sitting in my lounge in dunedin. Tam's mum brough them down when she visited last weekend and I had some from easter. Tam and I have done the whole 'oo they're to precious to eat' and they've got to the perfect mushy stage. gotta do something soon.

Amy said...

Jane & Kevin (the people who hooked us up with the house and Paul's job) have posted photos of fejioas on their blog.

That's just cruel...

Brenda - if you spy any Fejoia vodka on your way over that would be a welcome substitute!

Chantel said...

and just a couple of weeks later the supermarket price has gone up to 7.99 a kg, lucky the neighbours tree is still shedding fruit.

Valda Kerekes said...

It is now July and Tamarillos are in season. Feijoa Fantasy translated into Tamarillo Treat and was declared even more delicious by the Monday-nighters. Next I will try using dried apricots - with brandy!! Apricot A?????? - any ideas.

Valda Kerekes said...

Janet has given me the suggestion of Apricot Ambrosia - sounds good. Then we could move on to Blackberry, Cantaloupe - there is an alphabet forming here - so what about Z - Zucchini. Well I have made zucchini bread with pineapple so I guess anything is possible. Zucchini ????? and suggestions?