Passionfruit melting moments

Little sandwich biscuits filled with a bright passionfruit butter cream - these melt-in-your-mouth tidbits make for a great lunchbox snack for the kids. But that doesn't stop us adults from snacking on them, all the live long day.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 10
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Passionfruit melting moments
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  • 3 passionfruit
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (80g) soft icing sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup (250g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) cornflour
Passionfruit butter cream
  • 80 gram butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (100g) soft icing sugar


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to moderately slow 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Line three baking trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Remove pulp from passionfruit, place pulp into a fine sieve and press down with the back of a spoon. You will need 1 tablespoon of passionfruit juice for the Passionfruit Butter Cream.
  • 3
    Beat the butter, vanilla and sifted icing sugar with an electric mixer until pale. Stir in combined sifted flours in two batches then stir in passionfruit pulp.
  • 4
    With lightly floured hands, roll two level teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on oven tray about 3cm apart. Dip a fork into a little extra flour, press biscuits lightly.
  • 5
    Bake in moderately slow oven for about 15 minutes or until biscuits are a pale straw colour. Stand the biscuits on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • 6
    To make the passionfruit butter cream, beat the butter and sifted icing sugar mixture in a small bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in the reserved passionfruit juice.
  • 7
    Sandwich biscuits with a teaspoon of the Passionfruit Butter Cream. Dust with a little extra sifted icing sugar, if desired.

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