As those of you who read my last post know, I have a few passionfruit at the moment. By the end of the day after the ‘dog day afternoon’, I had another two buckets of passionfruit. Luckily, we were coming back to Perth so when Maus did her tomato and cucumber run, she also handed out passionfruit.
The other day, I decided I would like to make some passionfruit butter to serve in little tartlet shells. After my bumper summer crop, I have passionfruit pulp stored in the freezer for winter treats… and passionfruit butter tartlets really appealed.
As you all know, I recently made passionfruit jam (and did a post on it). I was intrigued by the idea of making jam from the soft inside part of the passionfruit shells so I decided to give it a go. I was very pleased with the result. The jam tastes amazingly good but is quite thick and both Maus and I prefer our jam to be on the runny side. Continue reading
If you have found this post looking for a passionfruit jam recipe, you may be interested in knowing that I made it again adding the pulp after the setting point was reached. I prefer the resultant jam. Here is a link to that post.
Hello, everyone. We are back after our little break. A good time was had by all.
Thank goodness, the passionfruit and tomato situation seems under control for the time being. The passionfruit have all but finished, the San Marzano tomatoes are ripening at a moderate rate and the self-sown cherry tomatoes are yet to peak.
In my kitchen:
Is a prune and walnut roll. I love “Rolada” brand fruit rolls and have prunes galore so I thought I would try and make one. I searched the web and collected all the recipes for prune and walnut rolls I could find. I then chose the one which sounded the most promising. It was good – it went in one day – but not quite as good as Rolada. I found it hard to make mine as firm as the commercial ones. I made the log, lined some poly pipe with baking paper and then put the log into the poly pipe. I then pressed down as hard as I could to make it as compact as possible. I then dried it in the dehydrator. Like I said, it was good but not perfect. I have ideas for improvement. Continue reading
Given the title of this blog, it is fitting that my first post deals with passionfruit. My generous neighbour, Renate, recently gave me a couple of bags of passionfruit from her prolific vine. She advises me that the secret to her success is the fact that the vine is growing at the end of her leach drain. As I am going through a home-made yoghurt phase (more on that later), I decided to make passionfruit syrup to drizzle on my yoghurt.