My mother and I made a pleasant discovery two weeks ago. There is a biscuit known as 'Passion Fruit Kisses'. Just the name is enough for one to softly hum "Mmmmm" under their breath.
We were out browsing through the small stores that line the highway which we live near. We stopped at the cafe. While waiting to order, we saw all piled up on a tray with passion fruit cream oozing from their middles, freshly baked passion fruit kisses.
They were divine.
We got that inspirational feeling. A week later, piled up high on one of our own trays and still warm, were home made passion fruit kisses.
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/3 cup cornflour
- 60g butter, softened
- 1 large passionfruit
- 1 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter, vanilla and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Beat on low speed until a soft dough forms.
- Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls. Place on trays. Using a fork dipped in flour, lightly flatten each biscuit until 1cm thick. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Make passionfruit filling: Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Stir in passionfruit pulp and icing sugar.
- Spread flat side of 1 biscuit with 1 teaspoon filling. Top with another biscuit. Repeat with remaining biscuits and filling. Dust with icing sugar. Serve.