Passionfruit Melting Moments

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Laura and I love melting moments. Eating them, baking them, looking at them. Okay, maybe Laura doesn't like looking at them creepily like I do. But they are so pretty to look at, and so delicious, especially when they are crumbly and have little black vanilla bean dots. Mmmm. My favorite place to have them was my friend Kerona's family cafe, Cuppachewbees. It was supplied from some special bakery but then they changed the recipe! I was so devastated. They were called Passion Moments, and I don't know what it is about them that made them so good.

That's it, there. The original, perfect passion moment.

Anyway, since they changed the recipe it's become less passionfruit-y, and I thought it was just a regular melting moment by mistake. But it was the correct one. ): So we decided to make our own and this is the perfect, fail-safe recipe.

Melting Moments
Makes 32 biscuits
  • 250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, or one vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cornflour

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line baking trays with baking paper.

Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until soft and fluffy. Sift in the flour and cornflour and beat on low until it becomes a really light dough. 

Use two teaspoons to make even shapes and then roll into balls. This is my favorite part because it feels like you are playing with clouds! Place on trays and use a floured fork to slightly flatten the cookie until it's about 1cm thick.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until cookies are firm but not browned. Remove from oven and cool on trays before transferring to wire racks to cool. Resist eating! Meanwhile, make the filling.

Passionfruit Filling
  • 60 g butter, softened
  • 1 tin passionfruit pulp, or 2 large passionfruit
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in the passionfruit and keep beating until combined. 

Put a little dollop onto the smooth side of one cookie and sandwich with another. Enjoy your delicious, crumbly melting moment! Mmm.

Serve with tea (:

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