11 May 2011

Passionfruit Flowers

         At last I am back in the UK. It does feel good to get away from the maddening heat, the rushing crowd and the scorching sun but I do feel quite sad leaving my home country for 2 reasons ... One, it is all this untolerable heat, sun, dust, crowd that makes India unique and ....... "It is my country and I love every bit of it".

      
       The second reason is my daughter. She had such a nice time in India where she was pampered by 4 grandparents who were like her humble servants, bowing down to her every command and wish, even though all 4 of them are busy practising doctors.
        The first question she asked me after coming to UK was "Amma, paathi thaathaa engae? baal laalaa..." [baal laalaa means she wants to play with her ball]. She couldn't understand why we have come here leaving everybody behind and why this place is so silent that it is deafening to listen to the silence...


        I replied that everyone will come in a few days to play with her.... poor baby, I feel so guilty to put her through all this:(  I must admit that I am feeling a little home sick after my 2 month stay in Coimbatore and Chennai....

       I am just trying to find some distraction through my blog and my posts....

    
       Coming to this recipe, it is one of the most delicious tasting cookies that I have tasted. My love for passion fruit is ever growing and this one is the newest addition to my favourite recipe list :):)
       I love banana flavour as well.... that is the reason I added banana flavouring to the icing cream.


For the cookies:
Plain flour: 150gms.
Self raising flour: 75gms.
Custard powder: 2 tbsp.
Icing sugar: 60 gms. [original recipe : 110gms]
Butter [chilled and chopped]: 90gms.
Egg yolk: 1.
Passionfruit pulp: 60 ml.


Icing:
Condensed milk: 2 tbsp.
Double cream: 60 ml.
Banana essence: 1/2 tsp.
Yellow food colouring: 2-3 drops.

Beat the double cream to whipped cream consistency. Add the condensed milk, banana essence and yellow food colouring. Mix well.


Garnish:
Chocolate fillings / curls / sprinkles

1.Sift together the plain flour, self raising flour and custard powder twice.
2.Add the chopped butter and mix until crumbly.
3.Add the egg yolk and passion fruit pulp. Mix thoroughly until everything comes together.
4.Add 2-3 tbsp of milk if the dough is too dry.


5.Divide the dough into two equal portions.
6.Roll them inbetween sheets of grease proof paper until 5mm thick.
7.Refrigerate for 30minutes.
8.Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/160 degrees C fan assisted. Grease oven trays and line with grease proof paper.


9.Using a 4cm flower shaped or round cookie cutter, cut rounds from the dough.
10. Place them 3cms apart and bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
11.Spoon the icing cream into piping bag fitted with a large ragged nozzle and pipe onto the cookies.
12.Garnish with chocolate decorations.


Note:
      I mixed the flour and the chilled butter with my fingers to get the crumbly texture as I don't have a food processor.... the dough was perfectly fine.
      Dust the dough with some flour before rolling in between the sheets. It is very essential to refrigerate the cookies for at least 30mins, otherwise it will be very difficult to cut the cookies as the dough will be a little sticky
   
     There is no need to seperate the seeds from the passionfruit pulp. The seeds in the cookies provides a interesting crunch.
     You can add any flavour or colour to the icing cream... it is upto to your creativity..
     The cookies without the icing can be stored upto 5-6 days in an air-tight container. Once the cream is piped, it is best eaten on the same day.

Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva 

88 comments:

Radhika said...

very cute looking and clicks are awesome. Glad your daughter had a wonderful time.

divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..wonderful clicks dear..

Mélange said...

Welcome back Reva..Yes,sometimes we are forced to mislead kids with small lies.happens.Anyway,she is goin to miss them.But I am thinking about them.how they will be feeling for the kid.
Nice recipe to restart.Very aesthetic as usual.

Chitra said...

nice dish very colorfull and a gr8 presentation...

Vimitha Anand said...

Welcome back Reva...
Lovely clicks and so tempting biscuits... Loved the topping...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Nice to hear you had a wonderful time in India (except for the weather part)...
Lovely and so so so pretty looking cookies... Haven't tasted passion fruit.. wanna try soon..
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

julie said...

lovely and crunchy cookies..nice clicks too..

sangee vijay said...

hi reva
welcome back...yummy n delicious cookies...new with passionfruit...lovely color..i am a very big fan of your pictures...awesome clicks,amazing ,wonderful n so on....
Gald to know that u njoyed your stay with family in our country :)poor little gal :( and i feel about her thatha Patti...who well be in full stress leaving their grand daughters...so sad..but it happens ..no way ...you divert yourself into this wonderful blogging world with some yummy recipes for your kid..take care !!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Cute looking cookies...looks perfectly baked and luv the frosting

Nithya said...

Those yellow cookies are damn tempting. Love the frosting too. I badly wish I could taste it right now :) yummmmmmmmmmm

Prathima Shivraj said...

Very cute looking cookies, clicks are awesome. Thanx for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Kurinji said...

Yummy o yummy Reva. enn enga veetukku varavillai?
Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

Suparna said...

hi Reva,
Glad you and your kid had a lovely time with your family:P
The cookies look angelic :P beautiful combination of flavours...love the banana flavoured topping:p nice clicks

S.Menaga said...

very cute looking cookies..amazing clicks!!

Suja said...

Yummy and crunchy..beautiful clicks.

SouthIndianHome said...

Wow. Looks delicious and cute

South Indian Home

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting and cute cookies with frosting...beautiful clicks...

aipi said...

You never stop amazing me with all the wonderful recipes and amazing pics whenever I visit your space! Beautiful work as always my dear!
US Masala

Raji said...

I always see passion fruit in supermarkets but somehow never buy them..guess its time to try these...photos are brilliant as always Reva.

சிநேகிதி said...

so tempting biscuits.. nice clicks

Reva said...

Hi guys, thanksyou all for kind words.... Feels very nice:) Luckily both my parents and in-laws are very understanding... God bless them... They don't really pester me with unwanted questions when I feel a "little under the weather".....
Reva

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Oh my my...they are just so tempting...I wish I was there to grab all... :))

Pavithra said...

Very very admiring pictures.. awesome Reva.. hope u had wonderful time .. The cookies and the frosting is just making me drool like anything.. awesome.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Love the clicks....Welcome back...Sure we too always have home sick after coming back from vacation...

Harika's Kitchen said...

Wow reva awesome work. I am big fan of u clicks. They r really fantastic.

Plateful said...

Hey Reva glad to have you back in action. You were missed! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have so many doctors pamper her--touch wood! Those cookies look awesome, I can just imagine how good they taste. And of course, beautiful shots!!

Vidhya said...

I too love passion fruit and your cookies look awesome,I am bookmarking this.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

welcome back dear !! these look so cute and very tempting clicks !! Loved them !!

savitha ramesh said...

Reva,welcome back.Really loved ur clicks.

schmetterlingwords said...

Cookies look wonderful... Beautiful mild yellow colour.. Tempting pics :-)

Padma said...

Such cute looking flowers. Looks colorful and lovely. Good to know that you had a nice time in India.

Chitra said...

awesome and picture perfect

Saras said...

Cute & tempting click..

Now Serving said...

simply BEAUTIFUL! love the presentation, absolutely!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

The cookies look awesome and the clicks look absolutely great. Glad to know that you had a nice time back home.

Vardhini said...

Love the clicks ..

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very nice and colourful cookies.

Rumana Rawat said...

Very nice and beautiful cookies:)

Sadhana Valentina said...

Nice dish dear... We have to adjust various things in life... Do not worry... Soon u all can be together :-)

Catarina - ReceitaseSaboresdoMundo said...

Very nice cookies.... Te color is beutifull. Very good recipes : )

Shanavi said...

Oh..Poor little baby, Hope she finds a better distraction.. Cookies looks marvelous and soooo yummy , Gotta try this one day..

Madhu said...

wow, looks really good revathi!

JishasKitchen said...

wow..superb presentation dear...I loved the clicks and it looks very cute and tempting..yum yum

julie said...

There are also some wonderful awards waiting for you at my space,dear!! Please come and collect them :-)
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Bhamathy said...

Looks delicious...Great pics!!

Rathi said...

Love this Revathi ! :)

Treat and Trick said...

Gorgeous cookies and tempting clicks!

Raksha said...

These look so cute :)

AMMU MOHAN said...

oh..wow..everything looks gorgeous..

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done Revathi
I have made cookies with custard powder without the pulp it is delicious and soft with wonderful flavour but haven't had the icing on it
this looks delicious the icing would be nice with these cookies

Vardhini said...

Looking so yummy .. yeah homesick after the trip is bad .. been thru.

I have some awards waiting for you at my blog .. do stop by and collect them.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

CinnamonNChillies said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by and leaving nice comment. I love your site. Gorgeous cookies and gorgeous clicks!!! Glad to follow u :-)

www.cinnamonNchillies.com

Smita said...

Lovely cookies... look so much decandant with icing and chocolates , Lovely clicks ..

Happy to land up on your space... and follow you :)

Anncoo said...

This cookie looks so pretty, Reva :)
So glad I come to your lovely blog.
Will be back for more :))

Nammi said...

wow, they look so pretty, i can never pipe icing like that

Prathima Shivraj said...

Hi reva,
I am here to pass you few awards, so please drop by and collect the awards from my blog..

I think you may got plenty of awards, but I can't stop it for you as you are mainatining such a wonderful blog and encouraging new bloggers like me

Prathima shivraj
http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com

Suman Singh said...

Awesome..What a lovely recipe! I’ll bet tastes as good as it looks..

Mehjabeen Arif said...

They looks adorable.. could not take my eyes off ur picture.. Definitely Bookmarked !






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Yummy ans adorable cookies dear...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Ambreen said...

Wow! I am super impressed. These cookies sound wonderful. Love your pretty presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Can't take my eyes off from the beautiful cookies pictures. I doubt if i will get passion fruit pulp here...have to check...Looks terrific !!
Good to heat that u all enjoyed holidays in India. And yeah kids enjoy their grandparents company....as they tend to pamper and spoil them :-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sobha Shyam said...

Cookies look awesome dear...lovely clicks..it might take some time fr ur daughter to adjust at a new place, very different from the homeland..kids adjust soon too :)

Sook said...

Ooh those cookies look amazing! And amazing photography!

Swapna said...

I love passion fruit and now you are tempting me to make these cookies... Cookies looks delicious and lovely clicks too Reva :)... Thanks for the comment in my blog :)

Mary said...

These sound wonderful. I hope your little girl quickly readjusts to being home. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sunitha said...

I agree that with all the flaws we still love our hometown/country. Glad you had a good time at home and now find blogging a good distraction to get away from it all. I guess that is one connection all Indian bloggers probably have.

Awesome recipe.. passion fruit in cookies!! Very nice indeed.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy and delicious cookies..Gald to know that your daughter enjoyed India trip.

Priyanka Agrawal said...

wow i am impressed and cud eat one right now!
nice space u have, wud love to revisit

Faith said...

I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did -- you are a fantastic cook! These cookies are really masterpieces...GORGEOUS! I love the use of passionfruit!

Jay said...

welcome back dear..sure your sweet little would had lovely time..
amazingly delicious cookies..gorgeous clicks..

Tasty Appetite
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Ameena said...

It is SO hard to come home after visiting India...everything is just so quiet!

Glad you had a lovely trip and your daughter will re-adjust quickly, I'm sure.

Lovely recipe!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

awesome recipe.nice clicks.

miri goes phishing! said...

Wow...those look so so beautiful, your klicks would push everyone to try making them....:)....good to see you are back from your holiday....:)

Pushpa said...

Gorgeous clicks cookies and icing are bright and ravishing.Delicious!!

Simply Life said...

oh these are adorable!...and so pretty!

An Open Book said...

welcome back girl..lovely weather isnt it???
those flowers have come out beautifully..the cream piping too...yum

CinnamonNChillies said...

Hii...want to share a few sets of awards with u. Would u come over to my space and accept please :-)


luv
Sharada

Chandrani Banerjee said...

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Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful , beautiful , totally beautiful!!!
loved the clicks too

Vatsala. said...

Lovely cookies. Drooling over them.

homecooked said...

Can u pls parcel some over! They sure bring a smile on my face :)

Vatsala. said...

I've a bunch of awards waiting for in my blog. Pls accept them.
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Biny Anoop said...

hey sweetie welcome back...i somehow missed ur posts......love the cookie and the clicks are exotic........

kankana said...

leaving home town is never easy and kids go through the pain the most as they really get confused !
These cookies looks so delish .. never thought of adding custard powder in cookies ...

tasteofbeirut said...

I can relate to your situation as every time I would go back to the US after a month vacation in my home country of Lebanon, things would be emotionally difficult with me and the children. Love these cookies and would try them as soon as I can!

Sarah said...

these are so beautiful! passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits too.. :)

Malaysian Delicacies said...

cute cookies and beautiful clicks

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