Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Dark Passionfruit Brownies


Having finally located some passionfruit, I went a little overboard and bought quite a few. Then they all needed using up! So I was looking to bake something else after my success with the white chocolate and passionfruit cupcakes. I had brownies on the brain at the time, so brownies it had to be. After hunting around the net, I found this recipe at Scandilicious.

Having made these some time before Easter and having stupidly lost my notes, I can't quite remember how I made them. I know I didn't use the extra egg yolk as I can never bear to have just a single egg white hanging around - what do you do with only 1 egg white? I think I might also have used 3 passionfruit!!!

Excited by such fragrant delights, I wasted no time in sinking my teeth into one. Oh no, it had a very strong chocolate hit which was great, but I found the overall experience disappointing. Dark chocolate didn't seem to go well with passionfruit and rather masked the flavour - or did it? CT loved them at first bite and thought it was a terrific combination. When I tried one again the following day I couldn't understand why I was so underwhelmed the first time around. It just goes to show, you can't always trust your own tastebuds. In fact these just got better with each passing day. They had a fudgy consistency and a velvety texture, although I found the seeds slightly annoying. If you love dark chocolate and you love passionfruit, you'll love these.

19 comments:

  1. Hmmmm yes I do love both so could you save one for me please? What do you mean they are all gone! Darn, I'll have to make them myself ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Totally gorgeous, posh brownies... I never would have thought of putting passionfruit in brownies, but I LOVE the idea!! Sounds positively dreamy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great flavor combination! I am glad to hear you were pleased after the second try. I wish passionfruit was available here.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, what a great idea! I love how versatile brownies are. Yours look delicious. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. What are you like, forgetting the recipe and they look so good too. *sulk*

    ReplyDelete
  6. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes21 April 2010 22:50

    What next, you putting passion fruit in yours and Celia putting rum sozzled figs in hers....I think I will have to make a batch of brownies tomorrow. It must be a sign. Though all I have in the fruit bowl are two overripe kiwis and I am NOT putting them in a brownie. They do seem to taste better the next day though, I've noticed that before. They look very inviting, I like the shiny tops!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hmmm...Choclette...they do look yummy! We've been talking about you in our kitchen - made your chilli sauce yesterday, I'll be blogging about it tomorrow. It was wonderful! Thank you.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Brownies looks delicious, unique one using passionfruit...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great idea. Love the flavour combo. I knowhat you mean about the seeds though, and I always feel slightly cheated if I strain the passionfruit first!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Isn't it odd how even with baked goods flavors can continue to meld. I once gave a friend a recipe for brownies I make she loved. She called me up irritated, conviced I didn't give her an ingredient. She said they were okay, but not great. I didn't know what to tell her. The next day she called and said they were now wonderful... go figure. Apparently my secret ingredient was to let it sit!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am loving your passion for passionfruit! These look totally delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh yeah, just happened to buy too many passionfruit - right! However, you certainly turned them into something delcious.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi... Looking ways to market your blog? try this: http://bit.ly/instantvisitors

    ReplyDelete
  14. SomeSayCocoa -sorry about that, but at least they are easy and fast to make!

    AstraLibris - I'll go with posh brownies, that sounds good.

    Bridgett - where are you that passionfruit aren't available?

    Suzler - what I'm finding out is just how versatile chocolate cake baking is.

    Jacqueline - Knowing I have a terrible memory I usually write recipes down as soon as I've made them, but I somehow didn't manage it this time!!

    Joanna - You're right somehow Kiwi brownies don't sounds so great but figs and rum certainly do. Did you make some in the end and what did you put in them?

    Celia - so pleased you made the chilli sauce. It looks great in your lovely bottles.

    Sushma - they were certainly the first ones I've ever tried and very nice they were too.

    Chele - I did think about straining the passionfruit, but thought I wouldn't get much out of them if I did - hum dilemma!

    Mommy Groumet - maybe that's the answer - don't try anything until the next day?? Highly doubtful I can be that disciplined! But I think you're right, cakes often taste better the next day.

    Lucie have now discovered an amazing sounding chocolate and passionfruit cake which I want to try - it uses rather a lot of passionfruit though.

    Janice - well it's hard to turn away from a passionfruit bargain when you come accross one.

    ReplyDelete
  15. mmmmmmm. I must be feeling better - I'd happily munch my way through one or two of those. Perhaps a little baking therapy is called for!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh yes Nic, I'm sure a bit of baking will help.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The brownies look delicious..I think the dark chocolate flavor would blend well with a great cup of coffee. Perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you Micah - I'm sure you're right, give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like passionfruits but I don't think the seeds would be nice in a brownie.

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you so please do leave a comment or question.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails