I saw this recipe in a recipe book given recently to me that was written by a group of women in Kenya for charity. I decided to make the biscuits as they seemed very different and I would never have thought to mix the two main ingredients – passion fruit and ginger. I modified the recipe by adding more of the passion fruit than the recipe had suggested and you can still add a little more to make the taste more distinct. I am glad I made them as they are different to the normal basic biscuits that we can either make or buy. Have a go and let your taste buds go on a journey…
Passion Fruit and Candied Ginger Biscuits
You can use fresh passion fruit for this recipe or use a syrup. I used a concentrate syrup that is normally diluted to make passion fruit juice. You can also use the passion fruit syrup, such as Easiyo, which is normally used to flavor yoghurt. If you are using fresh passion fruit you may need to sweeten them because the syrup mixture will already be seetened.
125g / 1 cup self-raising flour
80g / 2/3 cup plain flour
40g / 1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp finely chopped candied ginger
6 passion fruits pulp
a pinch of salt
1) Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and creamy.
2) Sieve the flours and ginger powder, add the remaining ingredients and knead to a soft dough.
3) Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to bake.
4) Roll out on a floured surface to 6mm thickness and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter of your choice.
5) Place on to trays lined with grease proof paper and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200’C until light brown.
6) Cool on a wire rack and store in air tight containers.