I went looking through my recipe files the other day and picked out a few recipes that I wanted to try. Of course two of the recipes I picked had passion fruit in them…I don’t know what it is, but the fruit it somewhat alluring to me. The first recipe I tried was from Martha Stewart and it was her “Cookie of the Month” a while back. The recipe was for Coconut Cookies with Passion Fruit Curd. I thought it would be a instant hit with my taste buds! The cookies turned out very cute looking, but the wow factor for the taste was just not there for me. The cookies I think needed a little more flavor or sweetness and could’ve been a little crisper. The passion fruit curd was good, but also needed a little more sweetness to it in my opinion. I almost thought I would like to add a little cream cheese frosting to it to mellow out the flavor and sweeten it up, but sadly I had none. I do have some leftover curd though and might try it tomorrow…I’ll let you know how it turns out. So overall I wasn’t blown away, but the idea of the recipe does seem like a winner to me. I think I am going to tweak the recipe and try it again sometime. Well, for anyone for wants to give this recipe a try too here are some photos I took along the way. Let me know your thoughts!
Here is a photo of the cooked curd and the finished cookie dough. The dough needs to be chilled and then rolled thin and cut into small circles. You chill the dough once again and bake until slightly golden brown (next time I would back them longer).
I also wanted to take the time to thank a few fellow bloggers and readers for their kind words and generous acts. First off I want to say a big thank you to one my readers, Dawn. Dawn so thoughtfully asked me if I wanted to give a professional size whisk she had at home that she had not used a good home…of course I said I would be delighted! A few days later I found a package on my doorstep with a beautiful whisk and yummy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies…a double win! Thank you so much Dawn!
The next person I wanted to thank was Aran from Cannelle et Vanille for giving me my first blogger award! I was so excited to receive it and also to check out the other bloggers that she awarded it to. If you haven’t checked out her blog before you are definitely missing out…she is an absolute mastermind when it comes to desserts and creativity and inspires me everyday with her gorgeous and informative posts.
I would like to pass on the award to 10 more deserving bloggers…so here it goes!
Cake Journal – amazing cakes and cookies and really informative tutorials
Bakerella – if you don’t know about her yet, you’re missing out…she was just on the Martha Stewart Show…two words “Cupcake Pops”
Make Life Sweeter – new and fun desserts, with great presentation
Frosted Garden – fun, different, and exciting cakes
Pastry Studio – delightful recipes and photos fit for a pastry princess
Sugar Plum – great writing, off the chart recipes…just plain fun!
Joy the Baker – this baker blogs about almost seven recipes a week and guess what, they are all fantastic looking!
Cupcake Bakeshop – some of the most daring and delicious cupcake recipes out there…one of my favorites
Cake Wardrobe – a fashion designer that makes her desserts look as good as they taste
Artisan Sweets - great stories and photos and wonderful recipes for every kind of baker