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!
Vegan Melting Moments with Passionfruit Icing
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.