Tofu the bunny has been eating feijoas (pronounced fee-jo-ahs) and I have to check the lawns every day so that he doesn’t over eat. I toss any half eaten feijoas into the worm bin. The uneaten feijoas get turned into all sorts of yummy things.
I made these babies for Natahma’s baby shower last week. It was the first baby shower I’ve ever been to and it was mostly just eating yummy food, talking about girl stuff and drinking champagne and feijoa wine. We didn’t play any silly games and the experience didn’t put me off having babies for life.
These pastries are really easy to make and if you have a heavy feijoa tree in your yard, this is a good way to get rid of some. If you don’t have feijoas, I’m sure you could experiment with other fruit. I considered using plums and maybe still will at a later stage. I made something similar over a week ago but the latest ones are much, much better because they have chocolate in them.
Feijoa, Chocolate & Custard Pastries
Frozen puff pastry squares
1 sheet of pastry makes 9 pastries
1 feijoa fills 2 pastries
1 small teaspoon of custard in each pastry
2 chocolate buttons in each pastry
- Preheat oven to 175°C
- Cut and scoop out feijoas, mix in a little maple syrup if desired. Mash a bit with a fork.
- Defrost the puff pastry and cut into thirds vertically and horizontally so that you have 9 small squares.
- Arrange squares onto a buttered cookie sheet. I could fit 12 squares on mine.
- On each square, arrange 2 chocolate buttons, about half a feijoa, and a small dollop of custard. You should have the filling spread in a line from 1 corner to the opposite corner. Then fold the other two opposite corners over each other so they look like remind you of a flasher walking the streets, about to flash someone.
- Brush with a little milk.
- If you have another baking sheet, go on and fill a second one with pastries.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove trays from oven, and remove pastries from trays.
- Repeat until you run out of ingredients or get tired of making them.
- Can be eaten hot or cold. For breakfast or afternoon tea.