Stephanie's Passionfruit Shortbread
Who can resist shortbread? Melt in your mouth goodness. Add in some passionfruit and you have an irresistible combination. The tartness of the passionfruit contrasts beautifully with the sweet butteriness of the shortbread. I'm munching on one right now.
I love passionfruit. It takes me straight back to my baby salad days when we had passionfruit vines growing in the backyard. Dessert was always ice-cream and it always always had freshly scooped passionfruit and our home grown bananas scattered over the top.
Anyway back to the shortbread. This recipe is from Stephanie Alexander's Cook's Companion. It is very simple and quick. The piping was no problem. I would prefer more passionfruit to give more than just a hint of flavour. I think the trick would be to adjust the icing to suit your own taste.
(by Stephanie Alexander from the Cook's Companion)
Pipe on lined baking trays and bake in 220C oven for 5-8 minutes.
Ice when cold. For icing, melt 50g of unsalted butter, add pulp of 1 passionfruit and 1 cup of icing sugar. Beat for 1-2 minutes over hot water until shiny.