Feijoa crumble slice
Mmm, this Feijoa Crumble Slice is such a great treat either served warm for dessert or as a baking tin filler.
I love feijoa in a crumble (if you do too, check out this recipe – it’s a goodie), so of course, I really love a feijoa crumble slice! This slice would work great with a range of different fruits – apple, pear, berries, stonefruit or tamarillo would all work great.
This slice is great dessert – serve it with ice cream, custard or fresh cream for a real treat! Otherwise, slice and pop in the baking tin – it will keep for around one week in a cool dark place.
- butter 220g
- caster sugar 1 cup
- vanilla essence or extract 1 teaspoon
- self-raising flour 2 cups
- desiccated coconut ½ cup
- thread coconut ½ cup
- feijoas 10, peeled, sliced
- caster sugar ¼ cup
- cinnamon ½ teaspoon
- icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line the base of a slice tin around 18cm x 26cm or similar.
- Cream butter and first measure of sugar with an electric beater until pale and fluffy, add vanilla and beat well. Using a spatula, stir in flour and desiccated coconut to form a soft dough. Divide mixture into thirds, then combine two of the quantities to make one large and one small portion.
- Press the larger amount into the base of the lined slice tin and smooth with wet fingertips of the back of a wet spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just starting to turn golden. Add the thread coconut to the remaining dough and mix well, then chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Toss feijoas with the second measure of sugar and cinnamon. Arrange evenly over the partially cooked base, then crumble over the coconut dough.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and puffed. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with ice cream or allow to cool and slice.
- Feijoas are at their best when the jellied sections inside are clear. If they’re brown or grey, the fruit is over-ripe.
Recipe by: Jo Wilcox.
Photography by: Todd Eyre.