Passionfruit Shortbread

When Mr Chocolate came home with a whole stack of passionfruit, my mind was thinking oh what to make, what to make? As I am pretty much the only one in the household that likes passionfruit, I could do as I pleased with those tarty little treasures that originate from South America. Feeling the pull of the trusty biscuit, Passionfruit Shortbread it was.

I also made some for Monkey Boy’s pre-school fundraiser cake stall. They already had at least 20 people doing cupcakes, so I decided to stand alone with the biscuits. If nobody bought them, I knew Mr Chocolate would…its the kind man he is.

Passionfruit Shortbread

125 gms softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

Cream butter and sugar together, then add

pulp from 3 passionfruit

add flours

1 cup plain flour

2/3 cup s/r flour

Mix together and then place on a lightly floured board, roll with rolling pin until approximately 5mm thick and cut out. Cut out to desired shapes. Bake at 180C until pale golden.

Eat with enthusiasm, or sell them off at the next cake stall.


26 thoughts on “Passionfruit Shortbread

  1. I’m into biscuits at the moment and I would definitely eat these with enthusiasm and buy them at your cake stall! Do you leave the seeds in?


  2. Hey Brydie. Everyone is doing cupcakes these days. Just last week our kitchens were asked to donate for a really worthy cause something for their stalls, so we did a whole selection of biscuits & they went off…, so pre warm Mr Chocolate…, there may not be any leftovers.


  3. gosh they look soooo good! I am not a huge biscuit eater but I think I might just have to make some of these this afternoon. II can almost taste the tang of the passionfruit with the sweet crumbly buttery biscuit…just from looking at those photos. There goes my plan to “be good” today…


  4. These look so good Brydie! Might have to have a go at them I think! 🙂 So thoroughly enjoyed your previous post and feel it might even go towards helping the worries of the world if many, many more of us created a food garden no matter how small. Bit naive perpaps? I can dream. What a wise little man he was.

    I couldn’t see an email addy to contact you so hope you don’t mind me asking here. I try to regularly post about helpful and or resourceful blogs/sites that I’ve found in my travels around Blogdom. I also add these to a list I have in my side column. I like to ask permission from the blog owner to use a pic from one of their posts and wondered if this would be ok with you?
    Love the ideals behind your blog and thought it would be perfect for my post and list.
    Hope to hear from you. Thanks, Pam. 🙂


    • Thanks Pam, I’m glad you liked the previous post. There are so many great ideas to be inspired by in regards to food gardening.
      Sent you an email, re the listing.
      Let me know if you make the biscuits and like them 🙂


  5. I just love passionfruit, but they are so expensive. Every now and then I get given some from a friend…I have some in the freezer….might give your recipe a try.


  6. How did I miss this. I have a passion for passionfruit since I ate my first one in Australia many years ago. Bringing home a bagful sounds like complete luxury – how come the rest of your family don’t like them – no comprendo? I bet those shortbread were divine.


  7. Hi I have just made these and I couldn’t believe how quick and easy they were. I have them in the oven right now so I can’t wait to eat them cooked. I must admit I was eating a little of the cookie dough. I have a weakness for shortbread cookie dough which is tragic given the amount of butter. Thanks for this recipe it is great, plus I got to use up some of the passionfruit that I had talked about on my blog a week ago. Tanya.


  8. I have a tin of passionfruit I’ve had in my cupboard calling out for me to make something with. I don’t feel like im in a cakey mood so looked for some bickies online. These look great – and I know my 3 boys love shortbreads so they wont last long. Thankyou for sharing such a great recipe 🙂


  9. Made these today…a double batch which made 83 cookies of various shapes and thicknesses! I had to add 2 extra passionfruit as the dough would not stick together. I’m wondering if the best thing to do is measure the juice as I’ve since read that 3 passionfruit =1/2 cup. These are not as buttery and short as I had hoped for but will try them again, a single batch and measure the passionfruit juice. The subtle addition of the passionfruit is nice.


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