kate5kiwis: cakey katie


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

cakey katie

lookit what just arrived
at our place:
ah yes, skiting now:
a great big bucket
of fee-i-joes!!!

which i'm completely *ecstatic* about, because i thought we'd seen the last of them already this year, and i've been *dying* to try out this chocolate feijoa cake evah since i spotted the link at floss's. thought i'd c'n'p the recipe here, cos i'll *definitely* make it again:

Chocolate Feijoa Cake

185 g butter
3/4 c caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c peeled chopped feijoas
1/2 c sour cream
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c Self Raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (I didn't use it)

Heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Combine feijoas, brown sugar and cinnamon in bowl and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time.
Stir sour cream into feijoa mix and combine well.
Sift dry ingredients into creamed butter/sugar/eggs and add in feijoa mix, combine well. Transfer batter into prepared tin and smooth top evenly.
Bake 40 - 45 (today's cake took 55) mins, or until skewer comes out clean. Sit for 5 mins before turning out.

Cool and ice cake (my recipe):
sift 1/2 c cocoa, 1 1/2 c icing sugar, stir in 25 g softened butter, splash milk, few drops vanilla essence.

now i'm just trying to work out which to pop into my mouth first:
the cake? or the feijoas?


Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

yum enjoy them :)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

Looks scrummy. We just had feijoa crumble pie AND feijoa cake WITH custard for pudding;-) That was the last of them:-(

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay babes...how long in the gym to work off a slice of that baby?

9:35 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Lovin' that recipe... and I'm still buying over-priced fejoas at New World so I can make it for us. Thanks for the apron help, inspiration did finally come - I just had to leave the lounge floor covered in sheets and pillowcass and tablecloths and fabric bits a couple more days!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I don't know that I've ever seen feijoas before. Are they sweet? Enjoy your yummies!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Linda F said...

So glad you enjoyed the feijoa recipe and thanks for letting me know too! It has become a well loved recipe in our house that is for sure, and makes feijoa time just so anticipated!!! Nice to see it is doing the rounds!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Holy yuuuuuuuuuuuum.


4:18 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

thanks, i'm carefully guarding them from the gannets lol X

ooo, now *that's* dessert, baby X

ahem X

oh awesome about the apron, we are going BONKERS with aprons up here, can't wait for your unveiling X

i am trying to think what a feijoa tastes like:
and i'm thinking a mix of a-strawberry-and-a-granny-amith-apple, but Bulldog says no way.
you're just gonna have to get those plane tickets and taste for yourself! X

oh thanks again linda, funny, even Bulldog (the non-feijoa eater) loves it! X

holy yusss X

7:28 PM  
Blogger Lizard said...

Kate-These grow on my neighbors tree and I have never known what they were. She gave me some and I used them as a center piece!!!!! They called them pineapple guavas and said they tasted like bubble gum. I doubted her...but CHOCOLATE changes everything!!

11:33 AM  

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