Recipe & Photography by Shaye Woolford
If you live in New Zealand, then likely you or someone you know has a tree in their backyard that has already begun to rain Feijoas! These indescribably delicious Autumn fruits are simply the best in smoothies, muffins, crumbles, or straight off the spoon. We're celebrating Feijoas at Mondays Eatery this week with Feijoa, pear & parsnip gluten free muffins & our new (and insanely delicious!) Autumn Orchard smoothie. This week on the blog, beautiful Shaye Woolford shares her cherished family recipe for Feijoa & honey spice cake, the perfect companion to a mug of tea. You'll also find this gorgeous recipe and many other winter delights in Mondays Journal Issue #2.
It's a recipe that has been handed down through three generations. Growing up we couldn’t wait for Autumn so that Mum would bake this cake - we knew it wouldn’t be long before Feijoa season ended. It’s the kind of cake you crave. Usually we top it with rolled oat crumble but this time I’ve used used some of my Poppa’s homegrown walnuts. It’s moist, a little bit healthy and lasts well in the fridge. Enjoy it warm with runny cream for dessert ~ Shaye