Thursday, August 4, 2011

Would you like a slice of passionfruit slice?

I got this cute book from the library a couple of weeks ago, I knew that the first thing I wanted to make from it was the passionfruit slice recipe.

My mother did not bake, well, not this kind of old fashioned baking. She was a young, working mum, not like the older, stay-at-home mother of five who lived across the road. As a child I always envied our neighbours and their large tupperware boxes filled with cornflake biscuits and chocolate slice.

I want to make more slice, to be that kind of baking mum. So after only recently buying myself a decent slice tray, here is the first of many.

Very simple, quick and oh, so yummy.

( I couldn't wait!)

Passionfruit Slice

makes approximately 24 pieces

for the base

• 1 cup self-raising flour
• 1 cup desiccated coconut
• 125 grams (melted)
• 1/2 cup caster sugar

for the filling

• 1 x 395 gram tin condensed milk
• 1/2 cup lemon juice
• 5 tablespoons passionfruit pulp

Preheat oven to 165 degrees and line a 17 x 25 x 4 cm slice tin with greaseproof paper. Combine all of the base ingredients in a bowl, then press firmly into the prepared tin. Bake the base in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all of the ingredients for the topping in a bowl. Remove the base from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the passionfruit mixture. Return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes before using the greaseproof to help you lift the slice from the tin. Cool on a wire rack before cutting in to squares.

I think next time I might put this in the fridge for an hour or so before slicing it into squares, as the picture in the book of the sliced squares looked a lot neater than mine. I think that is their styling secret.

This recipe is from the book "Hopscotch and Honey Joys"

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm, this looks delicious. And by the sounds, the perfect slice to make for my grandmother, aunt, mother and sister who are all coming for morning tea tomorrow. Impeccable timing esp since I've only got a handful of passionfruit left on the vine too! Thank you. Have a good weekend. x


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