Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Passionfruit Melting Moments
After religiously reading a number of food/baking blogs for some time now i finally decided to start one of my own.
I made these super cute cookies for my mum for mothers day, their mini size makes them awesome for packing in little boxes or jars.
Passionfruit Melting Moments.
For the biscuit
250g butter (softened)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup custard powder
1 cup plain flour
80g butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
pulp of 2 passionfruit (with or without seeds)
To make the biscuit: Preheat oven to 160 degrees c. Line oven trays with baking paper.
Beat butter, extract and sifted icing sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy.
On a low setting mix in half the sifted custard powder and flour, when combined repeat with the remaining half.
With lightly floured hands, roll almost teaspoons of the mixture into balls. Place about 5cm apart on baking trays. With a floured fork flatten mix slightly.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Biscuits will be a light yellow. Let stand 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Sandwich biscuits with passionfruit filling.
To make the filling: In a small bowl beat butter until light as possible. Gradually beat in the icing sugar and then passionfruit pulp. Filling should be quiet light and fluffy. If too thin gradually add more icing sugar, if too thick add more passionfruit or a little milk.