Feijoa Coconut Gems Recipe

Try this delicious recipe for little feijoa coconut gems

Feijoa coconut gems. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Cooked in irons that are heated in the oven, these feijoa coconut gems make a lovely petite treat, well-suited to sharing with a pot of tea.

Makes 12

60g butter, plus 25g extra
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg
21/2 Tbs golden syrup
1/2 cup chopped feijoa
3?4 cup plain flour
1?4 cup coconut
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup warm coconut milk

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Put the gem irons in the oven.

2. Beat the first measure of butter with the sugar until pale. Beat in the egg and then
the golden syrup. Fold in the feijoas.

3. Sift the flour into the mixture and fold in with the coconut.

4. Stir the baking soda into the warm coconut milk then quickly stir into the mixture.

5. Divide the second measure of butter into 12. Remove the gem iron from the oven and drop in the pieces of butter, then spoon in the mixture. Bake for 10 minutes or until well risen and golden.

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