Feijoa and Ginger Muffins

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Feijoa and Ginger Muffins
Pronounced as “fee-jo”. The Feijoa is an egg-shaped fruit with a thin lime-green skin. The flesh inside is cream-colored and encases a jelly-like center with small seeds. The texture is gritty, close to that of a pear. The flesh tastes like a combination of several other fruits, usually described as pineapple, guava and strawberry. Some people report a taste similar to that of a quince or lemon. Feijoa is native to South America, but is now commercially grown in New Zealand and California. It is also commonly called a pineapple guava. Served fresh or cooked in salads, mixed fruit, sauces and pies this fruit provides a refreshing flavor.
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  1. 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  3. 2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  4. 2 cups Milk
  5. 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  6. 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  7. 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  8. 1/4 cup Butter
  9. 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  10. 1 Egg, beaten
  11. 1 cup Feijoas, chopped
  12. 12 pieces Crystalized Ginger, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F & prepare the muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Mix together the flour, ginger, baking powder and soda and sugar then rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Combine the liquid ingredients, add the dry mix and Feijoas and stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon into muffin pans and fill ¾ full.
  5. Before baking, a small slice of crystallized ginger may be placed on top of each muffin if desired.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool and serve.
  1. Makes approximately 12 muffins.
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