We had a spontaneous family dinner recently after a long day hanging out with our nieces and nephew, and I found myself scratching my head on what we could make as a quick dessert for a treat. Fortunately I had a few fresh passionfruit in the fruit bowl and a bag of frozen pulp that I’d been storing up to use. This seemed like the perfect occasion. This pudding was relatively easy to create, it had the added extra bonus of being kid friendly to assist with and there was just enough processes for everyone to get a turn and learn some new tricks along the way.
I’ve made the lemon version quite a few times as a great light, tart and warming dessert, but this was the first time I’d attempted to adapt the recipe for a different flavour and I was incredibly satisfied with the result. The passionfruit was tart enough to give the flavours contrast, but better suited for a child’s palate and someone not being a fan of citrus. Turns out it was so good the fussiest member of the family asked for seconds! A definite winner in my book.
Unfortunately I don’t have many “construction” photo’s as we were elbow deep in the process when it occurred to me that this might end up being worth sharing.
Pre-heat your oven to 180c
- 1 cup strained passionfruit pulp
- 60g butter
- 3 tbl sp self-raising flour
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup castor sugar
- 3 eggs separated
Line a glass or ceramic container with butter, making sure you have a larger dish that it will fit into which you can use as your water bath.
Cream your butter, zest and sugar into a light fluffy mix. To this add your egg yolks and your passionfruit juice. Then, alternating, add your milk and flour until the mixture is a smooth creamy batter. It will be quite liquid but don’t be concerned.
In a separate bowl whisk your egg white into stiff peaks. Fold into the batter in thirds gently, trying to avoid mixing too avidly.
Pour into the baking dish and then place the baking dish into the water bath.
Bake for approx 1 hour, or until golden brown. Serve warm with fresh cream.
Happy Cooking, and Happy Eating,