Thursday, April 02, 2020

Day 8.

 Thanks for your comments it is encouraging me to post every day. I forgot to say yesterday that we have now lived in Bay of Plenty for 42 years. We moved here from Taranaki on April 1 1978.

 Today's flower is Alyssum. Not a showy one but great as a ground cover around other plants. It self seeds well too. This was a packet of mixed pastel colours.
I got to these feijoas before anything else chewed them.They were warm lying in the sun when I picked them up. Yum.

 I did some baking today.
Chewy Fruit Slice.

 Here it is in the sponge roll tin . It needs pressing down flat but is quite a sticky mixture.
 This is my trick for doing that without wasting any stuck to your hand. Wrap a small piece of glad wrap around your fingers and it doesn't stick at all.
 It is seriously yummy. Here's the recipe.

1 1/2 cups of flour ;  1 tsp of baking powder. ; 2 cups  dried fruit ( apricots sultanas etc ) ;
1 egg; 1 cup of sugar; 150 grams of butter; 1 tblsp of golden syrup ; 1 cup of coconut.

 Method: Melt butter and sugar and golden syrup. Let cool. Add egg and beat in. Mix into dried ingredients . Press into a greased or lined flat tin ( sponge roll tin )   
 Bake 20 -30 minutes at 180 degrees C.         Watch the first time you make it as ovens are all different. ( mine took less time ) 
 Cool then cut into slices. Keep refrigerated or better still freeze some of it as it's very tempting.

5 comments:

Charlotte Scott said...

Yum, this recipe sounds delish. I’ll pass it to my daughter who’s always looking for something new to try.

Janice said...

Alyssum is a favourite of ours too. It handles the really hot weather surprisingly well, which has been a bonus the last couple of summers. I have one tiny little flower poking up through our lawn at the moment, as well as several others from self seeding. The feijoas look yummy, as does your slice. I might have to give it a try. All the ingredients are in my pantry.

kiwikid said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful, I will try it with gluten free flour and see what happens 😁😁. I miss having feijoa, loved them when I was young our neighbour had a huge row of them as a shelter for other fruit. As kids we spent hours under the trees playing and eating!! Alyssum is a wonderful plant.

loulee said...

My feijoas are nowhere near ready yet, and they are tiny this year. I have a recipe for them I should share with you. Thanks for sharing your slice recipe, I may give it a go.

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