Kitchen Aid Winner’s Passionfruit Melting Moments
Firstly, thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We were overwhelmed by the long list of wonderful and varied entries that show so much creativity and flair in the kitchen. We created a short-list of 20 finalists and next week we’ll be posting the names of all those on our list and their final-making recipes so stay tuned!
I’m sure by now you have all heard that the winner of our Kitchen Aid Giveaway was Tania Kruger.
Tania’s delightful and humorous entry included a recipe for Passionfruit Melting Moments. Here at the JustB house we all love melting moments and instantly wished Tania had posted in a few with her entry!
On special occasions Tania’s mother would cook these melting moments and everyone in her family adored them. A few years ago Tania’s mother passed the recipe down to Tania. Now Tania bakes them for her husband and two little girls and as they sit around sharing them they evoke happy memories of special times spent with her family, particularly her father who is recently deceased.
Yesterday I made Tania’s Passionfruit Melting Moments using my Kitchen Aid. I took them to a function and everyone stood about with crumbs around their mouths muttering, ‘Who made the melting moments?’ They disappeared so quickly there was barely time for the cook to grab one! They were a huge hit and they will be at your next function too.
Tania’s recipe is excellent. It requires just a few basic ingredients, an average level of skill and very little time. Yet the result is incredible. The biscuits really do ‘melt’ in your mouth and the sweet yet tangy icing melds perfectly with the biscuits.
Do give these a try. Everybody needs a melting moment recipe in their repertoire!
Passionfruit Melting Moments
Degree of Difficulty: 2/5
Cost: Very inexpensive as most ingredients are basic fridge/pantry items. I only needed to purchase the passionfruit.
- 250gms softened butter
- 1 passionfruit
- 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
- 1 1/2 tspns vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup cornflour
- 80gms softened butter
- 2/3 cup sifted icing sugar
- 2-3 tbspns passionfruit pulp (I used 2 passionfruit)
Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
In your Kitchen Aid, combine butter, passionfruit pulp, icing sugar and vanilla extract and beat until pale. Add the 2 types of flour in 2 batches. Mix together.
With lightly floured hands, roll mixture into small balls and place on the trays. (Allow room for biscuits to spread). With a fork lightly dipped in flour, gently press down on the balls of mixture.
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking trays.
For the Icing:
In your Kitchen Aid beat the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add passionfruit pulp.
When the biscuits have cooled, sandwich together with the icing.
For added presentation, dust some extra sifted icing sugar across the top of the melting moments.
A very big thank you once again to everyone who entered the competition. Congratulations Tania and thank you for a wonderful recipe. Enjoy your Kitchen Aid.