Melting Moments with Passionfruit Icing

Dairy-free // egg-free // vegan biscuits

These old-fashioned Australian biscuits are the stuff of happy childhood.

Melt-in-the-mouth shortbread sandwiched with a tangy passionfruit icing. 

They are a rich treat - not for everyday,

but wonderful for special occasions,

like afternoon tea.
 

But we wanted to veganise the traditional recipe, 

and have been experimenting to create a biscuit which 

avoids the use of dairy butter and eggs,

but still creates an incredibly short texture. 


So we were pretty stoked when we found this combination 

works a treat.
 

These biscuits are very fragile - so move them carefully as they will crumble easily. 

But the flip side of that is that they taste deliciously short,

which is exactly how a good Melting Moment should be:

a moment of meltingness

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Vegan Melting Moments with Passionfruit Icing

 

Melting Moments are so aptly named, because the short, crumbly texture of the biscuit really does Melt in a Moment! 

Melting Moments are so aptly named, because the short, crumbly texture of the biscuit really does Melt in a Moment! 

 

In this recipe, the flavour of the ingredients really shines through, 
so it's much better to use a really good quality vegan butter. 

We use a locally produced version, Butter Me Up, which is made without hydrogenated
vegetable oils & without palm oil (so its not like margarine) and is brilliant for baking. It's available from our beloved Apples & Sage organic grocery, and also Leo's Supermarkets across Melbourne.

Otherwise, use the very best cold-blend vegan butter you can find,
or a good vegan margarine like Nuttelex or Earth Balance.