Posts Tagged ‘passion fruit’

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

chocolate-chip-muffins

I made these for breakfast on valentines day, thought it would be a good way to start the day – with a treat 🙂

I was planning to make some plain muffins with just blueberries, and some with chocolate. However as I was mixing the batter I saw some passion fruit which needed to be eaten and thought passion! – the correct ingredient to add to the chocolate muffins. I liked the combination from eating them with pancakes as mentioned in a previous recipe. It turned out to be a good experiment. I used some fresh passion fruit and some from the Easiyo squirt packet, which is normally used to flavour yoghurt. The taste of the fruit in the muffins was subtle but there were parts that had a very good tangy and sweet taste, with a little crunch from the seeds. So I guess my little experiment goes to show that you can add any kind of fruit, fresh, dried or jams to your taste, of course you may need to change the amount of sugar accordingly. In the past I’ve added blueberries, blackberries and cherries.

Because there are no eggs in this recipe, they don’t keep as well and have to be eaten within the week – although you may not have many left.  The smell and taste when eaten warm out of the oven is something else 🙂

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Passion Fruit and Candied Ginger Biscuits

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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…

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