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Monday, 9 February 2015

Valentine Passionfruit Heart Biscuits

   
                                                        Passionfruit Hearts ♥


Here's a great little cookie/biscuit dough recipe.  The dough keeps it's shape whilst baking so it's perfect for use with your cookie cutters for any kind of design.  

I've filled these little hearts with  a Passionfruit  filling...couldn't be better for a Valentine's treat.♥

Recipe taken from my Facebook notes:-

Basic Biscuit Dough. for the Passionfruit biscuits, alternative fillings at the bottom of the note 


this basic dough is so good as it retains it's shape whilst baking
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4oz/ 125g/half a cup of butter
2oz/60g quarter cup caster sugar
1 beaten egg
7oz/220g/1 & 3/4cups plain flour
1oz/30g/3tbsp cornflour/cornstarch
half a tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
grated rind of half a lemon OR few drops of vanilla  depending on the biscuit being made
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preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas 4
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Grease 3 baking sheets
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cream the butter & sugar
add the egg & flavouring beat
add the sifted flour, salt & baking powder
mix together & form into a ball & it's ready to roll out.
Cut out using 7.5cm/3" cutters which ever shape you want. 
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this should make about 48 biscuits in total or 24 if you're using them as a base & top.
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Bake for around 15 mins until light golden brown.
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For Passion Fruit Cream
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2oz/60g/quarter cup of unsalted butter
4oz/125g/3/4cup sifted icing sugar
the pulp of 4 small passion fruit passed through a sieve to remove the seeds
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just beat these ingredients together
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sandwich the biscuits together
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Dust with icing sugar
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Vanilla Filling
60g/ 2 oz/ qurater cup unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
125g/4oz/3/4 cup icing sugar
few drops of vanilla extract
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just beat together
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Lemon filling (omit the vanilla from the biscuit recipe and add a tsp grated lemon zest)
omit the vanilla from the vanilla filling recipe, add 3 tsp lemon juice and the zest from a lemon
beat together.






  

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