Today I want to share a recipe with you. It is for a dessert – Passionfruit Flummery. I decided to make it today since I bought a bag of 20 passionfruit for $2 at the market yesterday. That is 10c each – I could not believe my luck! They are large fruit, full of tasty pulp.
I hunted out my trusty recipe folder and found this recipe which has been passed down to me from my mother. I have made it several times over the years – usually for a special occasion dessert. I remember having this dessert as a treat when I was a child. What I did not realise was that it is frugal and relies on seasonal produce. What a perfect way to impress your guests and keep within a reasonable budget. Unfortunately, I do not have a dinner party coming up so it will be a dessert treat for The Duke and I which will last all week.
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 dessertspoon gelatine
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
Squeeze the oranges and lemon, remove pulp from passionfruit. Place in a jug and set aside. Mix flour and gelatine with water in a saucepan, add citrus peel (chopped) and sugar. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Strain through a colander to remove the peels, add juice and pulp and allow to cool. Beat until stiff and frothy – about 20 minutes. Place in a glass bowl in refrigerator to set.
I beat the mixture using my Kitchen Aid stand mixer – so much easier than my hand-held beaters and a better result. The mixture made almost half as much again as it previously has. I am really looking forward to it as the flummery will be so light and fluffy.
The total cost of this recipe was less than $1 and it has made at least 10 generous serves.
I planned to post photos to go with this post but I am unable to upload them at the moment. I will post them when everything is working properly.