Monday, May 30, 2016
Feijoas are odd little green fruits that I had never heard of until I met a person with a feijoa tree. You can see what they look like here.
Those people that knew about feijoas seemed to rave about feijoa jam, especially Kiwis. I was curious to try it, and I got my chance when I walked past my local fruit shop and they had feijoas out the front. I bought some with feijoa jam on my mind.
Finding a recipe for feijoa jam was easy enough - I used this one and scaled it down for the number of feijoas that I had. I was a bit lost as to what to expect from a feijoa when peeling it - the skin is quite hard and it is difficult to see where the skin ends and the fruit begins. I have subsequently learned from reading other sites that to get at the feijoa flesh, it is better to cut them in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
I was really pleased with how this jam turned out - it set perfectly:
Feijoa jam tastes like lemon travel sweets. I do like it, and it is quite different to what I imagined. I tried it spread on a pikelet - very tasty.
If you do run across some feijoas, I recommend giving this jam a go - I think you will be pleasantly surprised.