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May 15 2021

Tamarillo & Golden Syrup Mini Loaves

These lovely little loaves are rich and decadent, and married with the pop of tart tamarillo, they are such a delicious combination.

Eat them warm, with yoghurt or whipped cream, or serve them at afternoon tea.

Tamarillo golden syrup mini loaves - Twisted Citrus


Tamarillo & Golden Syrup Mini Loaves

2 tamarillos, peeled and sliced 1 cm thick

50 grams butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 ¾ self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
125 grams butter melted
2 eggs
¼ cup of milk  
¼ cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan bake and grease 8 mini loaf tins/moulds.  

In a pot, melt together your topping ingredients.

Pour equal amounts of the golden syrup mix into your greased loaf mould.

Place one slice of tamarillo in the middle of your loaf tin/mould. Set aside.

Sift flour into a bowl, add sugar & cocoa make a well in the centre. Add melted butter, eggs & milk and whisk until combined and smooth.

Place the loaf mix on top of the tamarillo slices in the loaf tins. I find using two spoons easiest for this. Leave a little space when filling, for them to rise while cooking.

Cook for 25-35 mins until a skewer comes out clean when tested.

Cool in the tins for 10 mins then turn out. Occasionally the tamarillos will stick a little. Use a butter knife to help them out if needed.  

Serve warm with yoghurt or whipped cream, or once cooled they are lovely for afternoon tea.


Once known as the tree tomato, the Tamarillo is an intense mix of tangy, sweet flesh with a jelly and seed centre (similar to a tomato or feijoa.) 

While they originated in South America, the red Tamarillo was cultivated in New Zealand. Just one tamarillo will ensure you get a whopping 89% of your daily vitamin C requirement! Plus around a quarter of your vitamin A and E needs. What a powerhouse!

Tamarillos can be scooped out and eaten raw, delicious with a little brown sugar. They are incredibly versatile and go well in savoury or sweet dishes. This makes them popular to use in chunky chutneys, relishes, and sauces. Or baked with honey and ricotta. Or baked on top of spiced Autumnal cakes. There are so many options!


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