Wednesday, June 19, 2013


serves four

500 grams feijoas (8 small or 4 large)
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup green ginger wine
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod
6 whole cloves
6 julienned strips of lemon peel
1/4 cup brown sugar
French toast (recipe below)

French Toast
4 eggs
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
8 slices of white bread

Break eggs into a wide shallow bowl, add salt and milk and whisk together. Heat a flat fry pan over medium heat and coat with butter. Place the bread slices in the egg mixture and allow to soak both sides. Place in fry pan and cook on each side until golden brown. Grill or fry bacon rashers until crispy.

Peel the feijoas, leaving flower end intact. Cut across bottom so that the fruits sit upright in saucepan. Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour over the fruit. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes until fruit softened. Remove fruit and set aside with half of the poaching syrup. Continue to simmer the remaining syrup until it has reduced by half and thickened. Serve the poached feijoas alongside French toast and crispy bacon with a small dish of the reduced syrup.

bacon recipe courtesy of: New World Supermarket, Foodstuffs Limited, PO Box 5401, Wellington, New Zealand

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