We had a handful of passionfruit to use up, and came across this recipe for Passionfruit Melting Moments, although we prefer to call them Passionfruit Kisses. They looked so good we just had to try them!
250g unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup pure icing sugar
2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour
1 large passionfruit
1 cup pure icing sugar
Preheat oven to 160°C. Line two trays with baking paper.
Cream butter, vanilla and icing sugar with an electric mixer (or a hand mixer like the one above if you're feeling energetic!). Once mixture is light and fluffy, add flours and continue to mix until it forms a soft dough.
Roll small teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place on trays. Use a fork to flatten each biscuit. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. They don't change colour much so don't go off that. Cool them completely before adding icing.
To make the passionfruit filling, beat butter until light and fluffy. Stir in passionfruit pulp and icing sugar. Spoon 1 tsp of the filling onto the flat side of a biscuit and top with another biscuit. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Dust with icing sugar.
For us the icing texture was not quite right. It wasn't fluffy enough, perhaps I didn't beat it enough or something. It still worked ok and tasted great, but it should have been thicker and creamier. We will make these again for sure, but I'll try something different with the icing. The biscuits could have been a bit thinner as well, as when you put them together they can be quite thick.
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