Passionfruit yo-yos are one of those biscuits you would expect to see at an Australian afternoon tea or cake stall, probably hosted by the CWA. Yo-yos are similar to melting moments. The only difference I can see is that the former has cornflour and the latter has custard powder. But I could not see anything such as passionfruit melting moments.
films and movies. Here are a few examples:
- Captain Holt on Brooklyn 99 was proud of arresting the Disco Strangler who used a yo-yo as his weapon of choice.
- In the old-school classic Santa Claus is coming to town, Kris Kringle gives the Burgermeister a yo-yo which delights him for a moment until he remembers he has banned toys.
- Bart in The Simpsons breaks the class fish tank with his yo-yo.
- One of the James Bond villians, in Octopussy, was the Yo-Yo Thug who tried to attack James with the sharpest yo-yo I have ever seen.
- Owen Wilson had a yo yo stunt double to do his tricks in Zoolander.
More passionfruit recipes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Apple, passionfruit and macadamia muffins (gf)
Passionfruit and orange muffins (v)
Purple passionate pine pom juice (gf, v)
Strawberry and passionfruit icy poles (gf, v)
Strawberry passionfruit muffin (v)
Tropical orange and carrot smoothie (gf, v)
Passionfruit yo-yo biscuits
Adapted from Donna Hay
Makes about 18 sandwich biscuits
175g butter, softened
¾ cup (115g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon or lime zest
1 ¾ cup (265g) self raising flour
¼ cup (35g) cornflour, sifted
⅓ cup (80ml) passionfruit pulp (about 4)
125g butter, softened
1 cup (150g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar
¼ cup (60ml) passionfruit pulp (about 4)
Preheat oven to160 C. Line a few baking trays with baking paper.
Sieve as much juice out of passionfruit pulp as possible. Make buttercream first by beating (with electric beaters) the butter and icing sugar for 6-8 minutes until pale and creamy. Beat in passionfruit juice. Set aside.
To make biscuits, mix butter, icing sugar, lemon rind and flour in the food processor until almost coming together. Mix in passionfruit pulp, including seeds. If you have time to let the mixture set in the fridge or at room temp for 30-60 minutes it will be easier to handle but it is fine if not. Roll 2 tsp of mixture into a ball and place on a lined oven tray. Continue rolling balls of mixture and place about an inch apart on tray. Flatten slightly with fork and gently remove fork to leave a mark. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. (I did 12 minutes but found that 14 was better in making them crisp all the way through.)
Once biscuits are cool, pair biscuits of the same size, pipe or spoon about 1-2 tbsp of buttercream on one of the paid and press the second one top so there is about 3mm of buttercream in the middle.
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The Sound of White: Missy Higgins